Join a covid-safe protest and street-mural painting calling on Wells Fargo bank and one of its major shareholders, BlackRock, to stop financing Enbridge’s Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline.
Indigenous organizers in Northern Minnesota need our support to stop the pipeline, which Enbridge intends to run right under the Mississippi River. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently granted the pipeline its final permit.
The Line 3 pipeline, now under construction, encroaches on Indigenous land and creates a new path to import Canadian tar sands oil.
The movement to #DefundLine3 is growing! In the last month, ago, bank CEOs have received more than 600,000 emails, 2,000 phone calls and over 6,000 calendar invitations demanding that they stop funding Line 3. There have been actions at bank branches in New York, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Seattle, LA., and Chicago.
Friday, April 9
Mural painting: 10 AM to 12 PM
March to BlackRock: 12:30 PM
420 Montgomery St. (between California and Sacramento), SF
East Point Peace Academy, Diablo Rising Tide, and other organizations will host this event. They’re asking participants to bring an 8 1/2 by 11 headshot of a young person in your life (landscape or portrait) to add to “Protect Future Generations” poster.
More info and RSVP here
MORE WAYS TO HELP:
Click here to send a message to the CEOs of 18 major banks to demand they stop funding the toxic Line 3 pipeline.
Sign the 350.org petition to Biden here. Ask him to review the permits granted by Trump and immediately stop construction on this tar sands pipeline.
Track the following Facebook pages for breaking news:
On December 16, twenty-two Water Protectors were arrested for blocking pipeline construction—a blockade that began in early December, when two determined Water Protectors began tree-sits in a frozen Minnesota forest targeted for leveling. The resistance and number of arrests have only increased since then. This video brings you there.
Tribal nations and local groups are seeking an injunction to stay construction while pending lawsuits are considered. We have seen other pipeline struggles, and this one is even more fraught. There are massive health risks involved in building Line 3 at the roaring height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, Enbridge has established multiple worksites along the Line 3 route with temporary housing facilities, or man camps, for its workers. It’s not only workers who are imperiled: man camps result in serious physical harm to women in nearby Indigenous communities.
There are many reasons to stop this project. From the Stop Line 3 website: