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Water Protectors And the Great Lakes to be highlighted at UN COP 15 in Montreal; International Water Protectors headed to Canada

December 2, 2022 By Barbara With Sierra Club Canada has been chosen to present before the United Nations Council of the Parties on Biodiversity (COP 15) taking place in Montreal December 7-19, 2022. The presentation will focus on the Great Lakes and the immense risk that pipelines, oil spills, and climate change pose to 84% […]

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Sierra Club offering assistance for Water Protectors to get to COP 15 in Montreal

December 2, 2022 Join us in Montreal December 10 -11 Do you have an up-to-date passport?  Want to visit Montreal in solidarity with water protectors there?  Want to show the Biden and Trudeau Administrations that we say NO to Line 5? Well, we can help you get there!  First, a few facts: COP 15, the […]

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Demand Federal Agencies Hold Enbridge Accountable for Line 3 Destruction

November 23, 2022 Ahead of construction of the Line 3 pipeline across northern Minnesota, scientists and water protectors predicted potential long-term and permanent hydrological disturbances and ecological destruction that could result from construction. Now that the project is complete, the Department of Natural Resources has publicly acknowledged three places where Enbridge pierced aquifers causing serious […]

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As Wisconsin DNR sets horizontal directional drilling standards, Minnesota still suffering from HDD use on Line 3

November 19, 2022 On November 14, Wisconsin Land+Water, a member of the Wisconsin Standards Oversight Council, hosted a training webinar to explain the new technical standards of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) recently adopted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Enbridge Energy plans to use HDD for the construction of their proposed Line 5 […]

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Water Protectors send message to Enbridge during Indigenous contractor recruitment drive in Duluth

November 16, 2022 On November 15, Enbridge held a meet and greet at Pier B in the Duluth harbor to recruit more Native contractors to work on the proposed Enbridge’s Line 5 reroute through the Bad River watershed. Enbridge has recently been found guilty of criminal trespass and unjust enrichment in a lawsuit with the […]

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Water Protectors to Greet Enbridge Contractors at Pier B Hotel event in Duluth Tuesday, November 15

Concerned citizens cite Line 3 aquifer breaches, frac-outs, and excessive arrests in Minnesota, and ongoing Line 5 issues faced by the Bad River Tribe in Wisconsin TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 15 – 4:30 -7:00 P.M.Pier B Hotel — 800 W Railroad St. Duluth, MN 55802 November 14, 2022 A diverse gathering of Water Protectors wielding puppets, […]

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Gov. Evers Invites Students and Families to Create Ornaments for Capitol Christmas Tree Celebrating “Wisconsin Waters”

November 11, 2022 Photo: Lisa Wells MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced “Wisconsin Waters” as the theme for the 2022 State Capitol Holiday Tree and invited students to contribute handmade ornaments celebrating what Wisconsin’s waterways mean to them.  “From the first Indigenous people who hunted and gathered in our freshwater sources before Wisconsin became a state, to our farmers who have been the […]

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Indigenous Lifeways Threatened by Enbridge’s Line 5

November 8, 2022 Tribal leaders and Native community members share how #Enbridge #Line5 currently impacts and the proposed tunnel will continue to harm Native communities in the Mackinac Straits of Michigan. Through sharing about lifeways and connection to the Straits, they affirm that #WaterIsLife. They envision Michiganders safeguarding the Great Lakes out of gratitude for […]

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Tim Michels tied to criminal charges against Energy Transfer Partners in Pennsylvania

November 6, 2022 Homeowners Across Commonwealth Impacted By Unreported Losses of Drilling Fluid, Contaminated Drinking Water DOWNINGTOWN—On October 5, 2022 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in conjunction with the 45th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, announced that the Office of Attorney General’s Environmental Crimes Section has charged Energy Transfer, L.P. (Energy Transfer), the corporate successor to Sunoco Pipeline L.P., […]

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Wisconsin DNR sends Enbridge a list of demands

November 1, 2022 On October 31, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WIDNR) sent Enbridge Energy a letter asking for data needed to prepare the environmental impact statement (EIS) for their proposed Line 5 reroute through the Bad River watershed. Among other things, the letter questions the drilling fluids—how many and what other damaging […]

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