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President Biden, please stop Enbridge Line 3


March 10, 2021

Jessica Garraway sings a version of "Wade in the Water" as people protest against the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline project outside the governor's mansion on November 14, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images.

Another egregious betrayal of Indigenous people's rights and a cynical betrayal of the U.S. legal process are currently taking place in northern Minnesota over Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline out of Alberta, Canada. The line will carry what's known as tar sands oil - the dirtiest, most polluting and most expensive-to-extract oil anywhere on the planet. It also is nearly impossible to clean up because it sinks to the bottom of waterways.

Already, nearly 150 people (aka "Water Protectors") have been arrested since construction began Dec. 1, 2020.

Line 3 is the pollution equivalent of 50 new coal-fired power plants, and shows us how oil and water don't mix in our territorial lands of 10,000 interconnected lakes, rivers and aquifers. Oh, and there is also a global pandemic in the plot, where Enbridge is the ongoing, super-spreader threat.


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