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Line 3 Tribal Monitor Request Denied at Mississippi Headwaters

Footage captured June 24th at the proposed Mississippi River crossing of the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline featuring Justin Keezer, a local Earth community member.

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission, when approving the contested Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline, included a clause that requires Enbridge to have a Tribal Monitor onsite during construction in sensitive areas. Keezer and local members of the Rise Coalition made an effort to speak with the Tribal Monitor and were denied.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityLine 3 Tribal Monitor Request Denied at Mississippi Headwaters
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Water Levels at Lower Rice Lake on White Earth Reservation

Footage captured June 17th at Lower Rice Lake on the White Earth Reservation.

Enbridge’s Line 3 project has just received additional permits from the DNR to appropriate an additional 4.47 billion gallons of water for temporary trench dewatering along the remaining 144.5 miles of proposed construction for Line 3 – nearly a ten-fold increase from the 510.5 million gallons originally granted.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityWater Levels at Lower Rice Lake on White Earth Reservation
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Rise By The River to Stop Line 3 [Photos]

400+ humans convened at a scenic overlook on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota for Rise by the River to Stop Line 3, a multi-faith gathering to stand in solidarity against the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline being constructed approx 150 to the North.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityRise By The River to Stop Line 3 [Photos]
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Choose Your Line 3 Legacy, Governor Walz [Event Photos]

Coalition groups opposing the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline organized “Choose Your Line 3 Legacy, Governor Walz“, a gathering at the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul, MN on Saturday Nov. 14th.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityChoose Your Line 3 Legacy, Governor Walz [Event Photos]

“We Are Still Here” Indigenous Peoples’ Day Parade 2019 in Saint Paul, MN

 

The Indigenous Peoples’ Day Parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota, took place on October 14th, the second Monday of the month, which is a date formerly referred to as “Columbus Day” but which has been recognized, although unofficially, as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in Minnesota since 2015.

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The SEEKJOY Community“We Are Still Here” Indigenous Peoples’ Day Parade 2019 in Saint Paul, MN

Regulatory Capture at MN’s PUC: An Interview with Willis Mattison

 

Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor has opened an investigation into the Public Utilities Commission Public Engagement Process and held the first public hearing May 31st at 10:00 AM to establish the scope of their investigation.

 

In this video interview outside of the State Office Building, Willis Mattison provides a bit more information about the OLA’s investigation and describes how the PUC is an agency that demonstrated the concept of ‘Regulatory Capture’ in its proceedings on Line 3.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityRegulatory Capture at MN’s PUC: An Interview with Willis Mattison
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Video: Into the Sugar Bush (Part 2)

In this second video of the series, “Into the Sugar Bush (Part 2)” we return to Bill Paulson’s Sugar Camp on the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota as the first rounds of taps are emptied & the boil begins.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityVideo: Into the Sugar Bush (Part 2)