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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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Water Protectors gather in St. Paul to demand the shut down of Line 3

August 18, 2021 Rebecca Kemble On Monday, August 16 the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and the International Indigenous Youth Council organized an action at the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion and a march to Chase Bank. After an explanation of the meaning of the Nibi song from Sharon Day, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli kicked off the march and […]

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Civil disobedience planned for Honor the Treaties rally in St Paul August 25

August 11, 2021 Barbara With Just as Enbridge races to complete Line 3, Water Protectors are continuing to fight. Earlier today, the Giniw Collective shut down Line 3 along the Shell River. Water walkers left the upper Mississippi on Saturday, headed to St. Paul. They plan to arrive on August 25 to converge on a […]

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Water Protectors Shut Down Multiple Enbridge Line 3 Worksites

August 11, 2021 Contact: giniw@protonmail.com Water Protectors Shut Down Multiple Enbridge Line 3 Worksites (Park Rapids,MN) On Wednesday, August 11th, two worksites were shut down by Water Protectors in solidarity with Indigenous peoples who have been fighting the Line 3 tar sands pipeline for seven years. At the Shell River, a side boom and two […]

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Rights of Nature: Giving Voice to the More-Than-Human

August 10, 2021 By Chelsea Fairbank and Barbara With On June 4, the Minnesota DNR unilaterally granted the controversial Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline project a Water Appropriation Permit Amendment, increasing the initially permitted volume of water ten-fold, from 510.5 million gallons to 4.98 billion gallons. On August 4, Tribal Court of the White […]

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Mississippi River after Enbridge

August 9, 2021 Barbara With In this photo shared by Nancy Beaulieu of RISE Coalition, the Mississippi is being traumatized by Enbridge’s work there. As they drill with horizontal directional drilling, they instigate what is called a “frack out,” wherein they hit the aquifer and the toxic chemicals they are using to drill leach into […]

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White Earth files Rights of Nature lawsuit against Minnesota DNR

August 5, 2021 READ COMPLAINT HERE First “Rights of Nature” Enforcement Case Filed in Tribal Court to Enforce Treaty Guarantees Action filed against Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Stop Diversion of 5 Billion Gallons of Water for Enbridge “Line 3” Pipeline Press Release August 4, 2021 Contact: Frank BibeauPlaintiff’s Attorney frankbibeau@gmail.com 218-760-1258 Thomas Linzey, […]

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Minnesota Legislators ask state agency to pull Enbridge drilling permits

August 1, 2021 Barbara With On July 27, a group of Minnesota State Legislators sent a letter to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency asking them to temporarily suspend the Section 401 certification and demand that Enbridge halt all drilling along Line 3 after nine separate incidents of toxic chemicals being release into the waters all […]

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Kristle KLR appealing CUP denial to open “irrigation” facility and sell Lake Superior water

July 25, 2021 Barbara With ,On April 15, 2021 Herbster residents Kristle Majchrzak and her father Robert Glau were denied a conditional use permit (CUP) to bottle and sell water from a well on their land near Lake Superior. The permit was denied after the couple received no public support from any of the citizens […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Enbridge frack out on the Mississippi is toxic

July 23, 2021 Indigenous Environmental Network CALL the MPCA at 1-651-296-6300 and ask what they are doing about this: MPCA Confirms ‘Frac Out’ Spill at Fire Light Camp Site Contains Hazardous, Combustible Additive Plus Two Additional Spills MPCA confirms that Enbridge has contaminated the Mississippi River at least three locations this week just outside Itasca […]

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