STOP THE PIPELINES

Rise Up to Stop Line 3

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 on 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.

Frontlines

As construction of Line 3 nears completion, some Indigenous-led resistance camps are evaluating how they may shift away from on-the-ground resistance to other forms of action, community building, and healing. Follow stopline3.org/hub and Camp Migitzi for some of the latest updates.

Urge President Biden and Secretary Jaime Pinkham to Take Action

Click to write Jamie Pinkham to call for a full federal environmental impact statement to assess threats to treaty rights, water protection, and climate. View the full-page ad for this action placed in the New York Times, Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, and Bemidji Pioneer newspapers. Read this to learn how Pinkham, a Niimíipuu citizen himself, has spoken out about destructive pipelines and the need for meaningful tribal consultation in the past.

Sign up for MNIPL 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.

Frontline Indigenous Groups

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

Movement Highlights/Inspiration

On Aug. 31, 63 state and federal electeds delivered a letter to Biden asking for "urgent intervention to protect Indigenous sovereignty amidst the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota." Read the letter, Star Tribune coverage, and Rep. Ilhan's tweet.

Soto Zen priest Ben Connelly, an MNIPL community leader, shares why we must listen to the call from Indigenous leaders to stop Line 3 in an article he wrote for Lion's Roar, published 8/10/21.

Faith leaders are preaching about Line 3, the need to divest from fossil fuels and to honor the treaties.

  • MNIPL's Rev. Buff Grace preached on 7/18/21 at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis.
  • Rev. Dana Neuhauser preached on 7/25/21 at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis (Facebook video; start at 38:37 timestamp).

MNIPL's North Minneapolis Youth 'N Power Team delivered an Amicus Brief to Attorney General Keith Ellison at the Minnesota State Capitol on Tuesday, June 1 demanding a stop to the destructive Line 3 oil pipeline. Read the amicus brief and the press release. Plus, check out the Facebook video of the press conference!

Get educated about how Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources has allowed Enbridge to move 10 times as much water as originally approved. That's 5 billion gallons of dewatering during a drought! Read a 4-page fact sheet.

The Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution opposing Line 3. Click to read the statement.

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.

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.

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 buff@mnipl.org

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