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Winona LaDuke testifies on behalf of water protectors: “We have an inherent right to be on the very land on which we belong.”

February 11, 2022 By Barbara With Winona LaDuke took the stand at an evidentiary hearing today to testify on behalf of water protectors being charged with multiple gross misdemeanors in Minnesota as related to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Enbridge, a foreign multi-national Canadian corporation, built the pipeline through 1855 Treaty territory and had several […]

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Enbridge puppets “honor” Bad River; get schooled by Mike Wiggins Jr.

February 6, 2022 Barbara With Excerpts from Wisconsin DNR hearing on February 2, 2022 regarding Enbridge Line 5 draft environmental statement: The DNR will also accept written comments through Friday, March 18, 2022.Public comments should be sent: Email: dnroeeacomments@wi.gov U.S. mail:Line 5 EIS CommentsDNR (EA/7)101 South Webster StreetMadison, WI 53707

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Citizens expose gross inadequacies in Enbridge Line 5 draft EIS, tell DNR to do their job

February 6, 2022 Barbara With & Rebecca Kemble On February 2, 2022, over 250 people attended the Wisconsin DNR public hearing to respond to the Enbridge Line 5 draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The replacement pipeline is being proposed to be built through the Bad River watershed on the shores of Lake Superior. The 10-hour […]

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TONIGHT: Informational meeting on Enbridge Line 5 public hearing February 2, 2022

January 20, 2022 Barbara With Thursday, July 20, 20227 PM Via ZOOM REGISTER HERE FOR INFORMATIONAL MEETING Shut Down Line 5: Protect the Water, a coalition dedicated to protecting the water, land, and our communities through grassroots organizing to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, is hosting an informational meeting tonight to help concerned citizens […]

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Informational meeting on how to testify at Enbridge Line 5 public hearing February 2, 2022

January 17, 2022 Barbara With Thursday, July 27, 20227 PM Via ZOOM REGISTER HERE FOR INFORMATIONAL MEETING Shut Down Line 5: Protect the Water, a coalition dedicated to protecting the water, land, and our communities through grassroots organizing to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, is hosting an informational meeting to help concerned citizens prepare […]

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Wisconsin DNR still accepting comments on Line 5; Public Hearing on February 2, 2022

January 16, 2022 Barbara With On February 2, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing on the proposed reroute of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. The hazardous liquid pipeline conveys light and synthetic crude oil and natural gas liquids from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario through northern Wisconsin and both the […]

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Overview of White Earth’s case of Manoomin vs the State of Minnesota DNR court case

December 15, 2021 Barbara With Tomorrow, White Earth Band of Ojibwe will appear in 8th District Court in an historic case involvingtreaty rights, the rights of wild rice, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and 5 billion gallons of water they permitted Enbridge during the worst drought in decades. Thomas Linzey, senior legal council for […]

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White Earth Attorney Frank Bibeau speaks about historic Rights of Manoomin case

December 14, 2021 Barbara With On December 16, 2021, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe will take the next step in their historic court case against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. On August 4, an action was filed in the Tribal Court of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, by Manoomin (wild rice), the […]

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White Earth prepares for first-ever Rights of Nature case filed in Tribal Court

December 8, 2021 On August 4, an action was filed in the Tribal Court of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, by Manoomin (wild rice), the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and several tribal members, to stop the State of Minnesota from allowing the Enbridge corporation to use five billion gallons of water for the […]

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Twenty years after MPCA refused to fund research on emerging contaminants, they ask businesses to monitor for PFAS

November 17, 2021 Barbara With According to a story in the Star Tribune, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regulators are requesting that “a wide swath” of groups begin monitoring the state for PFAS, dangerous chemicals used across many industries that pose major threats to the environment and the health of humans and animals. This comes […]

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