Archive | August, 2021

Rights of Nature: Giving Voice to the More-Than-Human

August 10, 2021 By Chelsea Fairbank and Barbara With On June 4, the Minnesota DNR unilaterally granted the controversial Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline project a Water Appropriation Permit Amendment, increasing the initially permitted volume of water ten-fold, from 510.5 million gallons to 4.98 billion gallons. On August 4, Tribal Court of the White […]

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Mississippi River after Enbridge

August 9, 2021 Barbara With In this photo shared by Nancy Beaulieu of RISE Coalition, the Mississippi is being traumatized by Enbridge’s work there. As they drill with horizontal directional drilling, they instigate what is called a “frack out,” wherein they hit the aquifer and the toxic chemicals they are using to drill leach into […]

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Water walk begins from headwaters of Mississippi, headed to Capitol by August 25

August 7, 2021 Barbara With This morning, water walkers left Fire Light Camp on the Mississippi on a walk to St. Paul. They will be walking for two weeks to their destination of the Minnesota State Capitol Building, arriving by August 25th. The Capitol Building will hold a large welcome event to celebrate the walkers, […]

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White Earth files Rights of Nature lawsuit against Minnesota DNR

August 5, 2021 READ COMPLAINT HERE First “Rights of Nature” Enforcement Case Filed in Tribal Court to Enforce Treaty Guarantees Action filed against Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Stop Diversion of 5 Billion Gallons of Water for Enbridge “Line 3” Pipeline Press Release August 4, 2021 Contact: Frank BibeauPlaintiff’s Attorney frankbibeau@gmail.com 218-760-1258 Thomas Linzey, […]

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Wisconsin Election Officials Remove Over 205,000 Voters From Rolls

August 4, 2021 Democracydocket.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wisconsin election officials have deactivated over 205,000 voter registrations “as part of routine work to keep the state’s registration lists up to date,” according to reporting by the Associated Press. Of that number, 174,307 inactive voter registrations (meaning the voter had not cast a ballot in the past four years) were […]

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Minnesota Legislators ask state agency to pull Enbridge drilling permits

August 1, 2021 Barbara With On July 27, a group of Minnesota State Legislators sent a letter to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency asking them to temporarily suspend the Section 401 certification and demand that Enbridge halt all drilling along Line 3 after nine separate incidents of toxic chemicals being release into the waters all […]

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