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Water Protectors Stage Civil Disobedience Against Tar Sands Pipeline


August 30, 2018

Indigenous leaders in Bemidji, Minnesota, joined with environmental activists and faith leaders to stage an act of civil disobedience Wednesday against a recently approved pipeline that will carry tar sands crude oil from Canada to the United States.

Canadian pipeline owner Enbridge recently won approval from Minnesota state regulators to replace its corroding Line 3 oil pipeline running from Edmonton, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin. The 1,097-mile pipeline, originally built in 1961, has developed serious structural issues, threatening wetlands in Minnesota, including tribal territory. The pipeline is currently running at half its capacity due to integrity problems.


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