President Biden had a busy first day at the White House back in January and one of his first executive orders was to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While this is good news for the environment, this isn’t the only pipeline that some are trying to push through. Pipeline 3 is yet another tar sands pipeline that is supposed to be built from Hardisty, Alberta, over the Canadian border, and to Superior, Wisconsin.
There are many indigenous people fighting against Line 3, as the pipeline will be going through the treaty territory of the Anishinaabe people and important ecosystems like untouched wetlands and the Mississippi River. A spill from this line could cause irreversible damage to the land that the Anishinaabe people have relied on for generations.
In this movement and conversation, it’s important to listen and uplift the indigenous people on the ground. Folks like Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke are water protectors dedicated to fighting for their lands. Here are resources on Line 3 and the Stop Line 3 movement from the people that will be most affected by the pipeline.
Other resources include:
- Honor The Earth
- Stop the Line 3 Pipeline
- Reject the Proposed Enbridge Pipeline Corridor Petition
- It’s cultural genocide: Inside the fight to stop a pipeline on tribal lands by Sheila Regan, The Guardian
- Artist Isaac Murdoch designed the featured photo of this photo
The fight against Line 3 is still going on and you can keep up with news on their website. Also, Stop Line 3 hosted an Earth Day event this last Earth Day. If you missed it, you can watch it below.