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Water Protectors demand Line 3 be halted pending a full Environmental Impact Statement

October 11, 2021 Barbara With Featured Photo: Climate Justice Committee On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 hundreds of Indigenous leaders and supporters will deliver a petition with one million signatures asking the Biden Administration to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline project pending a full environmental review. The gathering will begin at 1:30 PM ET […]

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Former pipeline inspector raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the current regulatory system

October 4, 2021 This article was first published on WatchtheLine.org. The author previously worked as a state pipeline inspector, working in conjunction with the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency (PHMSA). The author requested anonymity. I became a state pipeline inspector to protect the public. Inspectors are charged with inspecting each oil, gas and […]

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Locals reject Enbridge sponsoring Bayfield Apple Fest

October 3, 2021 Barbara With At today’s 59th celebration of the Bayfield, Wisconsin Apple Fest, local citizens were joined by water protectors from Minnesota and Michigan to make their voices heard rejecting Enbridge Energy as a sponsor for the event.

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EDITORIAL: We are all connected, and we are all being threatened by Enbridge and the politicians who support them

October 2, 2021 Barbara With Dear friends and neighbors, As many of you might know, I spent this past summer at Shell City Water Protector Camp in northern Minnesota, taking a stand to protect the water there from Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. The destruction this project has caused is a nightmare. While I […]

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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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Resources to follow Wisconsin Line 5 regulatory process

September 9, 2021 Midwest Environmental Advocates Pipeline construction can impact water resources in a number of different ways, including the filling of wetlands, altering the course of rivers, and pollution from stormwater runoff at the construction site. Midwest Environmental Advocates has partnered with Wisconsin’s Green Fire to create resources to help you understand how pipelines are regulated […]

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Events in Mackinaw City to bring awareness to Line 5 threats

September 3, 2021 Michele Bourdieu, Keweenaw Now MACKINAW CITY — Native and non-Native groups opposed to Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac will gather in Mackinaw City this Labor Day weekend — Sept. 3, 4 and 6 — for several events bringing awareness to the threats posed by Line 5 — […]

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U.S. citizens send a message to the Canadian government: “Canada: Protect the Great Lakes from the Line 5 oil pipeline.”

September 3, 2021 By Michele Bourdieu, Keweenaw Now DETROIT — On Sept. 1 2021, citizen groups, including tribal members, gathered near the Canadian consulate at the international Detroit River to send a message to the Canadian government: “Canada: Protect the Great Lakes from the Line 5 oil pipeline.” The event, organized by Oil and Water Don’t Mix, […]

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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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