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Fri Jan 15, 2021, 09:50 AM

Arrests in Minnesota After Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Pipe Section to

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
by Common Dreams

Halt Line 3 Construction

"Enbridge's last-ditch effort to build fossil fuel infrastructure is killing people and the planet."

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer

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Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment.

After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing harmony with the environment are continuously ignored."

KFGO reports that Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said two protesters who were taken into custody on Thursday now face charges of trespassing and obstructing.

Hornberger explained that "the Line 3 pipeline far outweighs all clean energy initiatives and progress being made in renewable energies. Line 3 will destroy Minnesota's essential clean water resources for future generations and will ultimately drive us into climate doom. Education and spreading awareness is no longer enough to create meaningful change for me."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/14/arrests-minnesota-after-water-protectors-chain-themselves-inside-pipe-section-halt

This area is near Leech lake and Big Winnie one of the largest in the area for fresh water, I use to live near this place and for the tribe in this area it means everything from wild rice harvesting to fishing and guiding for pay...............this is just wrong and the tribe will win this battle.................

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