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Treaty People Complete Their 160 Mile Walk of Enbridge Line 3

September 30, 2021 Barbara With On September 30, 2021, Treaty People Walk Line 3 brought their prayerful walk to Superior, Wisconsin. The Indigenous walkers and their non-native allies are urging President Biden to follow Article VI of the Constitution and take immediate action to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to cancel Enbridge’s permits.  In light […]

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CODE RED: Enbridge repeatedly violating water protection rules; MNDNR fails to act

September 30, 2021 WCMC In a shocking report by Minnesota licensed geologist Jeffrey Brosberg, evidence shows that Enbridge, its contractors, consultants and “independent” inspectors have been repeatedly violating water withdrawal permits and the Environmental Montitor Control Plan, minimizing severe problems with Line 3 tar sands pipeline construction, and taking advantage of the State of Minnesota’s […]

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Gov. Walz shuts down the Capitol in preparation for the arrival of Treaty People

August 24, 2021 By Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble The Treaty People Walk for Water left northern Minnesota on August 7 on a 256 mile journey from the Mississippi headwaters to the Minnesota State Capitol. Wednesday, August 25 they will be joined by other water protectors in world-wide solidarity actions to protect the water from […]

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Gov. Walz lies about Enbridge to get the Native votes

August 24, 2021

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Northern Lights Task Force Torturing Water Protectors

August 23, 2021 Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes and Investigator Bill Schlag began using pain compliance on unarmed, non-violent Water Protectors last week. They dislocated one person’s jaw. These brutal tactics come after use of less lethal munitions on unarmed, non-violent Water Protectors. All paid for by Enbridge. This is the legacy of Governor Tim WalzLt. […]

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Dozens of Indigenous Peoples and Allies Blockade Line 3 Man Camp, Continuing Fierce Ground Resistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2021Contact: giniw@protonmail.com (Backus, MN) This morning, nearly 30 Water Protectors locked to multiple blockades in front of a Line 3 man camp, drawing awareness to several sex trafficking rings busted during Enbridge’s invasion of Anishinaabe treaty territory to construct its tar sands expansion project. Over 700 Water Protectors have been arrested […]

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Park Rapids suspends Enbridge water withdrawal from city hydrants

August 19, 2021 By Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble Today, the city of Park Rapids, MN stopped selling municipal water to Precision Pipeline, a contractor for Enbridge, who is working on constructing the Line 3 pipeline across 1855 Treaty Territory. The city began selling water out of city fire hydrants earlier this summer to support […]

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Breaking News: Enbridge drilling construction operations hit an aquifer on Willow River

July 6, 2021 Breaking at the Willow River: On Tuesday, July 6, Enbridge drilling construction operations hit an aquifer. The video below shows them drilling mud. The yellow booms are to stop it from flowing downstream. It is called a frack out. This action at the Willow River, a part of the Mississippi watershed, where […]

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“This is the kind of Neighborhood Money Cannot Buy”: S. Burlington VT Residents Share Their Experiences with Fighter Jets

  October 31, 2019 by WCMCoop On October 24, 2019 a delegation of elected officials and community leaders from Madison, WI spoke with residents of the Chamberlain neighborhood in S. Burlington, VT about their experiences with VT Air National Guard (VTANG) fighter jets in close proximity to their homes. The US Air Force decided to […]

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Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Grant of Easement

January 5, 2017 Tribe calls for decommissioning and removal at Bad River, WI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P.O. Box 39 Odanah, Wisconsin 54861 CONTACT: Dylan Jennings Bad River Tribal Council DylanJennings@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 348-6594 Odanah, WI, January 5, 2017- The Bad River Tribal Council passed a formal resolution Wednesday evening, January 4th that established the Tribes decision […]

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