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Halloween is a day for all things scary. Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Pipeline Project, however, is a whole other level of scary.

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins might make you jump for a moment, but then you realize they’re not actually real. Climate Change, however, IS real.

We are permanently altering the entire global ecosystem, a system that for millions of years has evolved to allow us two-leggeds the means of eating nutritious food, drinking clean water, and passing along a world to our children that allows them to do the same.

As Minnesotans, we have a choice.

We can say, “Enough is Enough” and tell our State leadership that we, united, want to make a global difference in the Climate Crisis and deny Enbridge, a Canadian Corporation, permission to build a Tar Sands Oil Pipeline across our beautiful North woods and the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

The time is not to take bold, decisive action to make the thought of humanity’s future a little less scary than it currently is.

Please join the growing movement to #StopLine3.

Oh, and Happy Halloween from SEEKJOY Camp 🙂

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“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
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MN PUC Hearing on Adequacy of Line 3 EIS

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission held a procedural hearing this past Tuesday to determine the course of action which should be taken regarding the June 3rd, 2019 appeals court ruling that the Environmental Impact Statement conducted for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project did not adequately address a potential spill in the Lake Superior Watershed.

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“The Time is Now” Bus Painting during St. Paul Youth Climate Strikes

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 upwards 5,000 students marched on the Saint Paul Capitol in Minnesota as part of the international Youth Climate Strikes calling for immediate action to address the Climate Crisis.

The Youth Climate Strike’s organizing website, StrikeWithUs.org, identifies a list of demands being called for by young people around the world. Under the first demand for a “Green New Deal” is the call for “a halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately.”

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The SEEKJOY Community“The Time is Now” Bus Painting during St. Paul Youth Climate Strikes

Enbridge vows to get Line 3, Line 5 oil pipeline projects back on track

S&P Global releases article suggesting that “Enbridge will set a new in-service target for Line 3 once the state Public Utility Commission signals how long it will take to re-certify the environmental impact statement.”

Link to Full Article: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/080219-enbridge-vows-to-get-line-3-line-5-oil-pipeline-projects-back-on-track

The SEEKJOY CommunityEnbridge vows to get Line 3, Line 5 oil pipeline projects back on track
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Northern Metal Community Intervention – A Local’s Perspective

The Northern Metal Recycling facility along the Mississippi in North Minneapolis, Minnesota, has burdened local residents for years with toxic pollution. Although the facility’s shredder was scheduled to cease operations by August 1st, 2019, it will continue to operate due to an extension provided by the Ramsey County District Court.

 

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“Painting of the Bus” with Dio Cramer

Art seems to allow us humans to communicate “across the isle” and create space for conversations that might otherwise be difficult or, dare we say, impossible.

 

About a month ago, we began reaching out through various networks in the Twin Cities of Minnesota for an artist (or, artists) that might be interested in collaborating on a “Painting of the Bus” project to enhance the way the #StopLine3 ‘skoolie’ interacts within the community.

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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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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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