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Stop Pipeline 3 in Minnesota and Alberta

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.

An overview of what Line 3 is and the problems with it.
The next big oil pipeline battle is brewing over Line 3 in Minnesota – PBS
The first part of this Native Report is about Line 3!

Other resources include:


UPDATE:

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.

1 comment on “Stop Pipeline 3 in Minnesota and Alberta

  1. I had no idea, here in Wisconsin, what was at stake. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am glad you are educating us . When I see the birds after a catastrophe, I just want to cry. I am saving my mascara wands, as I’ve heard they are useful to those rehabilitating birds hurt by oil spills….it is a tiny something.

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