DNR Pulled Enbridge Permits in Northern MN in June; Company continues to work

July 17, 2021

Barbara With

On Friday, July 16, the Minnesota DNR released copies of the suspension of permits issued to Enbridge as early as June 22, including suspending their permits in the Mississippi River-Brainerd, Pine River, St. Louis, and Crow Wing watersheds.

Meanwhile, water protectors who have been observing Enbridge activity say they appear to be preparing to drill under the Shell River. In response, Tribal elders are calling for support from all water protectors to come to the Shell City Water Protector camp on Sunday, July 18 to feast, pray and prepare to walk to the easement Monday morning and demand they shut down their operations.

Large water tankers being heavily guarded by sheriffs have been spotted in the area.

Map to Shell City Water Protector Camp click here

Sunday July 18 Feast and prayers in the afternoon and evening

Monday, July 19, march to the easement

Meanwhile, on July 6, Enbridge hit an aquifer while drilling under the Willow River.

“Look at the Mississippi River, this year. We are really experiencing drought. And Enbridge wants to pump water, still??? Many blueberry bushes are shriveled up and brown. If we miraculously get any berries, we probably should leave them for the animals this year.” —Kaitlyn Nenookaasi Grenier

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