More than 1,000 Indigenous leaders and climate activists gathered in Minnesota June 5 – 8 to stop Line 3 pipeline construction.
Nearly 200 people were arrested June 7 for taking direct action to stop this long-distance tar sands pipeline, which runs across Indigenous land and threatens food and water resources, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Read more about the June 5 – 8 Treaty People Gathering here
How you can help #StopLine3
Call President Biden.
Call the White House and Climate Office of Gina McCarthy by dialing: 888-724-8946. Tell them: “President Biden must honor the treaties and protect our climate by stopping the Line 3 tar sands pipeline now.”
You can also send a message to the White House here.
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.
Join 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations in a grandmother-to-grandmother letter-writing campaign to Jill Biden. Sample letter here.
On December 16, 22 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the pipeline developer, 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: