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Celebrities urge Joe Biden to stop Line 3


A letter signed by over 200 celebrities, Democratic donors, Indigenous environmental activists and allies urging President Biden to shut down construction of Enbridge Line 3 was delivered to the White House on Wednesday.

Actor Mark Ruffalo moderated a press call about the letter in which he and others urged the Biden administration to follow through with its promises to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuel, address climate change and support Indigenous rights.

Winona LaDuke reminded Biden that Indigenous voters played a key role in his successful election. “I drove people to the polls for you, Joe; many were first time voters,” she said during the call. LaDuke, a citizen of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, is executive director of Honor the Earth, an Indigenous environmental activist group based in Minnesota.


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