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.
This video features a local Rice Lake community member, Aaron Thompson, reflecting on the level of the water at Lower Rice Lake, one of the primary Wild Rice lakes in the area that has been harvested for generations and was written into the 1867 Treaty with the Chippewa of the Mississippi.
According to Paul Blackburn, Staff Attorney for Honor the Earth, based on projected Enbridge employment numbers through year’s end, primary construction of the Line 3 Tar Sands Oil Pipeline will be complete by end of August, 2021 with additional work on the pumping and electrical facilities the primary focus after that time.
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