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.
Some two-leggeds from the SEEKJOY community traveled North on Wednesday to hold space during President Trump’s visit to Duluth, Minnesota and after spending some time driving around in front of the Amsoil Arena ended up parked by a group of humans gathered at Lake & Superior holding a variety of signage in opposition to the Trump Administration.
The SEEKJOY Community collaborated on an event to raise awareness about the final four dates of questioning and deliberation by the Public Utilities Commission to determine whether the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline Project should be approved or denied.
The action, “Portage to the PUC” involved participants setting boats in the water at Harriet Island, paddling across the Mississippi River to the concrete landing where Sibley Street meets the river from the downtown side and portaging the canoes with banners & signs to the Metro Square building where the PUC offices are located.
As part of Minnesota’s Poor People’s Campaign over 500 faith leaders from Minnesota and the surrounding area signed a letter opposing the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline Project and delivered it to MN. Gov. Mark Dayton & the Public Utilities Commission.
We’ve posted a video recap of the 2-day Block (Line 3) Party at the Public Utilities Commission in Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. The video has additionally been posted to our Facebook Page and is available by clicking HERE. A link to this video via our Wistia hosting channel has been pasted at the bottom of this post!
The video was captured and produced by Eoin M. Small and has been distributed via the SEEKJOY Community Network. If you would like to use the video for your own purposes just let us know and we’ll help make it happen!
Raw footage and photos captured from the event were provided free to the organizers as part of the #SYLFFIRE SCI (#SYLFFIRE = Support Your Local Fossil Fuel Industry Resistance Effort). If you feel inclined to support our continued work as part of #SYLFFIRE and #STOPLINE3 feel free to explore the Support Page in our Community Marketplace. Sending love!