1,000 arrests planned on Enbridge’s Line 3 oil sands pipeline


The coming month will be critical for Enbridge’s controversial Line 3 oil sands pipeline, currently under construction in northern Minnesota, AP reports. “Due to the urgency of the climate crisis and the fact that indigenous leaders have not consented to the Line 3 project,” organizers of 300 groups warned in a letter last week, “civil disobedience no large-scale violence is now underway. organized in early June along the route of pipeline 3. “

Organizers are calling on Biden to stop the pipeline and will call a “Treaty People Gathering” June 5-8. Construction of the project to dramatically increase the amount of oil the pipeline can carry is set to resume soon and Gov. Tim Walz (D) is awaiting a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling expected by June 21 – the department State Commerce, Two Tribes, and other opponents argue that the company’s demand projections did not meet legal requirements.

The majority of a state advisory group on environmental justice also “collective[ly] and public[ly]”resigned last November after the state’s Pollution Control Agency approved a key water permit. As the Keystone XL pipeline Biden rescinded on first day in office, Line 3 would also carry ultra-polluting tar sands oil. The pipeline is owned by Enbridge, which is also defying a Michigan order by continuing to operate its Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, an environment sensitive, which risks both all its benefits since May 12.

The organizers have not shared details of their plans because the police are also preparing for their protests, but Winona LaDuke, founder of indigenous environmental group Honor the Earth, told the AP she expects “more than 1,000 people will be arrested” if Walz does not stop the project.

Video by Honor the Earth recently recording Winona LaDuke’s words of wisdom:

YouTube source: Honor the Earth, “Winona LaDuke closed Line 5 at Mackinaw City”

Press source: AP

Article courtesy of Nexus Media.

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