STOP THE PIPELINES

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Raise Your Voice to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

The Line 3 Expansion is a massive tar sands oil pipeline under construction through the heart of Northern Minnesota. If completed, it would cross a hundred waterways in Minnesota alone, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It would also pass extremely close to the border of multiple Native nations and across hundreds of miles of treaty-protected land, which those communities depend on for drinking water and wild rice gathering.

We will not give up in working to #StopLine3! We will continue to draw courageously from our multiple spiritual traditions to resist, renew, and build community as we create a world where everyone can thrive.

Media Highlights

Police ask Enbridge to pay for 7,500 hours of pipeline patrol (HEATED, 4/5/21)

Water Protectors Blockade Line 3 Work With Prayer Lodge (press release and full video of action) (Giniw Collective, 3/25/21) — coverage from HEATED, NBC News

Line 3 construction brings complication, controversy to Fond du Lac Reservation (MPR, 3/25/21)

The Indigenous-led fight to stop the Line 3 oil pipeline expansion in Minnesota, explained; features coverage of Tania Aubid's hunger strike (Vox, 3/25/21)

Enbridge prevails in Minnesota Tax Court, counties brace for fiscal hit (Star Tribune, 3/22/21)

The next big oil pipeline battle is brewing over Line 3 in Minnesota (PBS News Hour, 3/6/21)

Read more in "Hopeful Resistance" below in Information & Stories from the Movement.

Frontlines to DC

On April 1, Indigenous youth and organizers from the frontlines of the Line 3 & Dakota Access pipeline fights traveled to the White House to demand President Biden #BuildBackFossilFree and stop these climate destroying projects. Watch and share the video about this youth-led action.

Over 370 groups from the United States and around the world, including MNIPL, sent an open letter to President Biden, urging him to stop Line 3 by suspending its improperly issued federal permits. Read the press release and full letter.

All Water Protectors Welcome!

There are opportunities every weekend for you to show up at the Water Protector Welcome Center near Palisade. Indigenous leaders and movement allies we trust will be present. Go, bear witness, help out as asked, bring your community, tell the story, stop the pipeline! Sign up for our Line 3 Action Alert email or simply show up any weekend.

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Mayday! Mayday for Mother Earth!

Sunday, May 9
Join Anishinaabe women water protectors and allies for a family-friendly group paddle on the Mississippi River in Palisade. This event is hosted by Welcome Water Protectors Center/Honor the Earth. Learn more on Facebook or click here to register.

Orientation to the Frontlines

Join the Movement to Stop Line 3 by attending a virtual orientation call about how you can take direct action on the frontlines. Hosted by Resist Line 3, a coalition of grassroots groups.

Sign up for Line 3 Action Alerts

Get critical information about actions at the pipeline and in the metro area. Plus stay current on relevant media coverage and ongoing ways to amplify, donate, and show up for the movement to Stop Line 3. Click here to sign up for the Line 3 Action Alerts, and you’ll receive timely emails up to three times a week.

Frontline Indigenous Groups

Water Protectors are on the frontlines to defend the land, the climate, the water, and the wild rice. Follow our partners on social media for updates and opportunities to get involved.

Together We Can #StopLine3

The movement to Stop Line 3 is a living ecosystem of advocacy, direct action, and education. Think of it like a three-legged stool that involves systemic change, practical change, and spiritual/relational change. We need all three to stop this pipeline! Below is an ever-evolving toolkit of ways you can support the current moment!

Frontlines Support

Learn more about direct action

Join the Movement to Stop Line 3 for virtual orientation calls about how you can take action on the frontlines. These calls are held weekly on Sundays and Tuesdays.

Go to the Welcome Water Protectors in Palisade

Welcome Water Protectors is a public information and welcome space about resisting the pipeline from Indigenous leaders in Palisade, MN. Contact [email protected] if your faith or spiritual community would like to visit as a group.

Scout pipeline construction

Watch the Line is an all-volunteer effort to legally monitor and document Line 3 construction and report any problems found. Apply to be a monitor.

Advocacy

Actions from home

Write letters to the editor of your local papers. Get guidance and resources.

Call on the banks funding Enbridge to #DefundLine3.

Tell President Biden to take action to #StopLine3.

Urban actions from the Twin Cities

Join at the Stone Arch Bridge every Saturday from 2-3pm to spread awareness of Line 3.

Donate

Education

Host a Film Showing

Host a watch party of Honor the Earth’s film, LN3: Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe in Resistance. This 38-minute documentary is a great way to introduce your community to the pipeline. MNIPL will help equip you with tools to facilitate a dialogue that leads people to action.

Have MNIPL Talk to Your Community about Line 3

One of the most important ways we can work to stop Line 3 is by talking about it. We have practical tools you can use to educate your faith community about Line 3 and can help coach you to bring up this divisive topic in a way that leads to change and deeper relationships. Contact [email protected]

Information & Stories from the Movement