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Minnesota state agencies and Fond du Lac Band announce Enbridge enforcement resulting in $11M in payments, environmental projects, and financial assurances

October 17, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 17, 2022 Contact:MPCA: Matt Croaston, 651-757-2690DNR: Gail Nosek, 651-280-5468  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the results from extensive enforcement investigations of water quality violations and aquifer breaches related to Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline construction project in northern Minnesota. Combined with […]

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Enbridge admits it breached aquifer in Line 3 construction; Clearwater County Attorney referred case to Attorney General for criminal prosecution 

October 17, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: John Stiles, Deputy Chief of Staff   (651) 296-2069 office  (651) 262-6193 mobile  Enbridge admits it breached aquifer in Line 3 construction, will pay fine and perform environmental restoration  Attorney General Ellison files criminal charge for aquifer breach against Enbridge, along with diversion agreement contingent on Enbridge not breaking […]

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Ethics complaint filed against Tim Michels for his unacceptable conflicts of interest

October 13, 2022 On October 11, 2022, an ethics complaint was filed with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission against Tim Michels in his bid for governor of Wisconsin. Among other things, the complaint alleges that because his business interests are heavily invested in energy markets, being governor of Wisconsin is a conflict of interests and would […]

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Safety Board Report Confirms Enbridge at Fault in 2019 Explosion

Oil & Water Don’t Mix September 15, 2022 Once again, the pipeline company didn’t follow industry safety standards. When a 30-inch pipeline section of an Enbridge natural gas pipeline exploded on Aug. 1, 2019, near Danville, Kentucky, flames could be seen 38 miles away. A 33-foot section of the pipeline was ejected 481 feet from […]

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Court Rules MN Sheriff’s Blockade of Line 3 Water Protector Camp Was Illegal

September 13, 2022 Available for interviews:Contact Ellie Rutledge Silver to scheduleers@justiceonline.org(202) 232-1180 x203September 13, 2022 For Immediate ReleaseCPLL Victory!:  Court Rules MN Sheriff’s Blockade of Line 3 Water Protector Camp Was Illegal and Bars Ongoing Efforts to Obstruct AccessToday, a Minnesota court issued a ruling protecting an Indigenous-led camp of Line 3 opponents from Hubbard County’s […]

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First dugout canoe produced on Mooningwanaakaning (Madeline Island) since 1854

August 24, 2022 By Paul DeMainVideo by Rebecca Kemble Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21 were ceremonial days for the “oshkimitigojiman” canoe extended to those who were deeply involved with producing the first dugout canoe on Mooningwanaakaning (Madeline Island) since 1854, as far as we can determine. Saturday there were prayers and songs for touching the […]

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Coalition Research Group asks for Independent Panel and Investigation of Line 3 Aquifer Breaches

Anniversary of Enbridge’s Breach of the LaSalle Valley AquiferConstruction of Enbridge Line 3 caused permanent damage Bagley, Minnesota, August 3, 2022 – The one-year anniversary of Enbridge’s breach of the LaSalle Valley aquifer at LaSalle Creek is upon us. We memorialize the damage to our water and our water-dependent ecosystems on the breachiversary, taking time […]

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National Congress of American Indians Adopts Rights of Nature Resolution

Largest American Indian and Alaska Native Organization Supports Rights of Nature June 28, 2022 Contact:Guy Reiter, Menīkānaehkemanahkwet@hotmail.com Mari Margil, Center for Democratic and Environmental Rightsmmargil@centerforenvironmentalrights.org At its meeting in Anchorage earlier this month, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) adopted a resolution in support of the rights of nature. Menīkānaehkem and the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights […]

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Treaty/Water Protectors Begin Walk from Superior to Ashland

June 12, 2022 Treaty/water protectors left Superior on June 11, headed for Ashland, Wisconsin by June 25th to meet up with the Communities United by Water celebration taking place on that day. Led by indigenous women from Miskwaagamiiwi-Zaagaiganing (Red Lake) and Gaa-waabaabiganikaag (White Earth) in Minnesota, and Basaabikaang (Red Cliff) and Mashkiiziibii (Bad River) in […]

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Enbridge to Host Reception on Mackinac Island for Elected Officials

May 26, 2022 Next week, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce will conduct its policy conference on Mackinac Island. Enbridge will host a reception there on Tuesday evening with many of Michigan’s Congressional representatives and both Senators as special guests. So at the Grand Hotel, many of the people sent to Congress to represent you […]

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