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Demand Federal Agencies Hold Enbridge Accountable for Line 3 Destruction

November 23, 2022 Ahead of construction of the Line 3 pipeline across northern Minnesota, scientists and water protectors predicted potential long-term and permanent hydrological disturbances and ecological destruction that could result from construction. Now that the project is complete, the Department of Natural Resources has publicly acknowledged three places where Enbridge pierced aquifers causing serious […]

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Wisconsin DNR sends Enbridge a list of demands

November 1, 2022 On October 31, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WIDNR) sent Enbridge Energy a letter asking for data needed to prepare the environmental impact statement (EIS) for their proposed Line 5 reroute through the Bad River watershed. Among other things, the letter questions the drilling fluids—how many and what other damaging […]

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Line 3 charges dismissed against five of the “Shell River 7” water protectors

November 1, 2022 On Monday, October 31, 2022, District Judge Doug Clark dismissed all charges against five of the “Shell River 7” water protectors. The five include Kelly Maracle, Trish Weber, Mary Klein, Barbara With, and Cheryl Barnds. Judge Clark dismissed the cases on grounds that the State had failed to demonstrate probable cause to […]

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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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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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Winona LaDuke testifies on her own behalf

April 5, 2022 On April 4, 2022, Winona LaDuke took the stand at an evidentiary hearing to testify on behalf of herself. She has been charged with multiple gross misdemeanors in Minnesota as related to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. LaDuke was arrested on July 19, 2021 on the Shell River, along with six other […]

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Anishinaabe Leader Winona LaDuke to appear in person on 4.4.22 for alleged “tresspass” during prayer intervention for Shell River last summer

April 3, 2022 Winona LaDuke, Line 3 Anishinaabe leader and co-founder and Executive Director of the environmental justice non-profit Honor the Earth will appear in person for an omnibus evidentiary hearing in Wadena, Minnesota, on Monday April 4 for allegedly “trespassing” with six other women during a Line 3 peaceful prayer intervention at the Shell […]

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EPA says Enbridge’s plans for Line 5 may permanently damage water quality, aquatic life, and native habitat

March 22, 2022 Adapted from article EPA raises red flags on Enbridge Line 5’s environmental and tribal impacts in Minnesota Healing Voices. The public is encouraged to submit written comments on the Enbridge Draft Environmental Impact Statement by email or regular mail. Submit electronic and hardcopy written comments at any time through Friday, April 15, 2022, […]

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More evidence of Enbridge Line 3 destruction uncovered in Northern Minnesota; public comment period still open for Line 5.

March 21, 2022 According to a report on Minnesota Public Radio today, the Minnesota DNR has released the details of more damage committed by Canadian multi-national fossil fuel corporation Enbridge while constructing Line 3 through northern Minnesota last year. The DNR has completed its investigation of three sites where crews installing the pipeline breached underground […]

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