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Great Lake Water Protectors representing at COP 15; Deliver invoice to Enbridge for damages from building Line 3

December 13, 2022 Great Grandmother Mary Lyon and other Great Lakes Water Protectors deliver an invoice to Enbridge in Montreal for all the damage they’ve done to local communities when building Line 3 in northern Wisconsin. Photos and video: Rebecca Kemble

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Winona LaDuke, the only “Shell River 7” case not dismissed in Wadena County

December 13, 2022 Winona LaDuke to appear December 14, 9 AM CST via Zoom on misdemeanor obstruction charge during Line 3 construction. https://zoomgov.com/joinMeeting ID: 161 009 9976Meeting Passcode: 469854 Winona LaDuke, Executive Director and co-founder of Honor the Earth, will appear in court tomorrow via Zoom as the sole remaining “Shell River 7” defendant. In […]

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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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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 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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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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Citizens demand independent investigation as Enbridge Line 5 leaks in Wisconsin and Line 3 aquifer breach in Minnesota ruptures again

Tribal members, community groups and concerned scientists are calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to launch independent investigations of Enbridge’s recent pipeline failures on Lines 3 and 5.

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Winona LaDuke testifies on her own behalf

April 5, 2022 On April 4, 2022, Winona LaDuke took the stand at an evidentiary hearing to testify on behalf of herself. She has been charged with multiple gross misdemeanors in Minnesota as related to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. LaDuke was arrested on July 19, 2021 on the Shell River, along with six other […]

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DNR Extends Public Comment Period For Draft Environmental Impact Statement On Proposed Enbridge Pipeline Relocation

March 16, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2022Contact: DNR Office of Communications DNRPress@wisconsin.gov MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it is extending the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that it has prepared for the proposed relocation of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. The comment period is extended by one month and […]

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