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Join us @ State Dept Pipeline Meeting in Bemidji
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Join us @ State Dept Pipeline Meeting in Bemidji

On March 7th, the U.S. State Department will hold the only public meeting in the country on an international tar sands pipeline expansion — the U.S./Canada border crossing needed to serve Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 — which would increase the flow of the world’s dirtiest oil across the Mississippi River and through the tribal territory and wild rice beds of northern Minnesota. This important public meeting will be in Bemidji. MN. Immediately beforehand, community members […]

Victory! Sandpiper pipeline will not threaten Minnesota’s water, climate
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Victory! Sandpiper pipeline will not threaten Minnesota’s water, climate

Now citizen and tribal members’ concern shifts to other pipelines Sign the petition to tell Governor Dayton no new pipelines, instead 100% renewables!  Minneapolis, MN, 9/2/16 – Minnesota citizens and Tribal Nations are celebrating the announcement that Enbridge is shelving its Sandpiper pipeline project for the foreseeable future.  The project had been delayed by several years and the pipeline company formally announced on September 1st that it will stop seeking permits for the line that would have carried […]

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Ask Obama to take action on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The issue: The US Army Corps of Engineers is using a fast track permitting process, called Nationwide Permit 12, intended for small projects like water buoys and boat ramps with minimal impact, on this pipeline. The Corps is inappropriately segmenting the pipeline into each water and wetland crossing (there are over 200) and then simply approving each individually, ignoring federal environmental law requiring thorough review of cumulative impacts. They’re also issuing these permits without the […]

Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report
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Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report

Minneapolis, MN – A new report compiled by national and regional environmental and Tribal groups exposes the serious threat Enbridge Inc., the Canadian oil pipeline goliath, poses to the Great Lakes region. READ THE REPORT HERE: Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report Released today, the report highlights the various tar sands projects Enbridge operates across the Great Lakes region and the devastating impact it has had on communities and will continue to have if Enbridge is permitted to continue its scheme […]

Duluth Enbridge Action!
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Duluth Enbridge Action!

On Monday, over 200 people marched through the streets of Duluth and into an Enbridge office. There we delivered a letter of demands to Enbridge and asked that they meet with us to discuss those demands. No one would accept the letter, so seven people refused to leave the room and were arrested. Since then, everyone has been released and is safe. Thank you for all who came out today to fight for our water, our climate and our […]

Illegal Alberta Clipper Expansion Scheme
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Illegal Alberta Clipper Expansion Scheme

Whether transported on the Enbridge Alberta Clipper, or on the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, extraction, refinement and transportation of tar sands oil has up to a 37% higher carbon footprint than regular oil. We are already experiencing climate change, and the time to transition to renewable forms of energy is now. Background In October, oral arguments were heard in federal court in Minneapolis over the illegal backroom deal conducted between the U.S. State Department and […]

Join MN350 at Midwest Unrest in Washington, D.C.
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Join MN350 at Midwest Unrest in Washington, D.C.

On August 25th, young people and allies from across the Midwest will join together in Washington, DC for Midwest Unrest an action to demand an immediate stop to the Enbridge corporation’s illegal Alberta Clipper tar sands scandal in Minnesota. Secretary of State John Kerry has the power to stop Enbridge from continuing to sneak tar sands oil through our backyard — we are coming to his front door to make sure he knows where we stand. […]

JOIN US: August 25 Photo Drop @ Senate Offices
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JOIN US: August 25 Photo Drop @ Senate Offices

August 25th will be a huge day for the movement to stop tar sands, as Midwest Unrest brings youth-led direct action to John Kerry in Washington, DC and Honor The Earth’s Love Water Not Oil Tour visits a public hearing on Enbridge’s new Line 3 pipeline in McGregor, MN. If you can travel to DC or to McGregor to take part in these exciting actions, we encourage it! For those who are staying in the […]

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Talking Points for calls to Senator Franken and Klobuchar

Here are some talking points if you are able to make a call to Senator Franken and Klobuchar regarding opposing illegal pipeline schemes that allow for more oil to be transferred across Minnesota and burned into greenhouse gases: I’m calling because I’m concerned that the State Department is allowing Enbridge to illegally transport additional tar sands crude oil over the border without presidential permits or environmental reviews. I want President Obama to make sure that […]

Job Posting: Northern Minnesota Organizer
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Job Posting: Northern Minnesota Organizer

MN350 seeks to leverage and empower communities along the tar sands pipeline routes in northern Minnesota by building relationships with communities along the pipeline route and connecting them to the broader climate movement. We are hiring a part-time staff person to support local organizing that builds an empowered climate movement through resistance to the multiple current and proposed pipeline expansion projects in Northern Minnesota. Goals for the organizer: 1) Support and train volunteer organizing leaders […]