URGENT!!! Appeals of the PUC’s conditional approval of Line 3 have been DISMISSED and now it’s up to Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan to instruct their new Department of Commerce to re-file a “Petition for Reconsideration” of the FINAL PUC order approving the “Replacement” project before the February 12th, 2019 deadline.
In the late morning of Monday, February 4th, 2019 four Catholic Workers participated in a non-violent direct action (NVDA) which forced the shutdown of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 & 4 pipelines in Northern Minnesota.
The four activists, acting as the group “Four Necessity” are Brenna Cussen Anglada, Michele Naar-Obed, Daniel Yildirim and Allyson Polman. The action was live-streamed via Facebook on the Four Necessity Facebook Page until local law enforcement demanded the phone be turned off prior to being taken into custody.
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The day before Minnesota’s Department of Commerce announced their filing of an appeal of the Public Utilities Commission’s Certificate of Need Permit for the Enbridge Energy Line 3 “Replacement” Pipeline, about a hundred two-leggeds gathered just south of Duluth Minnesota to expose a hidden pipeyard where Enbridge is storing a massive pile of pipeline sections to be used in construction of the Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project.
The action was organized by the Ginew Collective and supported by MN350, who chartered a bus from the Twin Cities in solidarity with the indigenous-led action. After a handful of beautiful speeches in front of a large banner that read, “NO PERMITS NO PIPES” the Carlton County Sherriff’s Department called for the group to disperse.
It’s October 11th, 2018 and snow has fallen on the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota.
If you haven’t heard about the Enbridge Energy Proposed “Line 3 Pipeline” we’re encouraging you to get up to speed. Long story short, we as Minnesotans, Midwesterners & Mississippi River’ers have the choice to let a Tar Sands Oil Pipeline cross our headwaters or not. This pipeline is a 50-year investment in wrong direction.
A direct action kicked off in the early morning of the State of Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission’s 5th day of deliberation regarding approval of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project.
The message, “Expect Resistance”, was displayed loud and clear as news agencies continued to arrive and document over the course of the 3-hour action which shut down 7th. Place East in Downtown St. Paul.
We were invited up to Pure Bliss Ranch as part of Earth Rhythms 2018, a 3-day Music and Arts Festival north of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on the White Earth Reservation.
We arrived early yesterday morning before the Pre-Party (June 7th, 2018) and immediately began documenting the install of a 10Kw wind turbine which will offset energy on the ranch used to power this and future events.