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The three major watersheds in the United States just happen to be in Minnesota. This Minnesota state map delineates the three major watersheds of the United States that happen to lie within Minnesota state boundaries. The Continental Divides delineates where water flows north, south, or east, shaped by geography and glacial melt. Water is governed […]
“The proposed monstrosity would snake through 200 pristine lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota including watersheds for the wild rice that is unique to this part of the world and has been intrinsic to the Anishinaabeg/Ojibwe way of life for centuries. A spill could permanently destroy rice beds as well as the fish and wildlife habitat.”
Democracy Now! Decolonization or Extinction: Indigenous Red Deal Lays Out Plan to Save the Earth, Parts 1 and 2
The book offers a “people’s program to prevent extinction,” says Melanie Yazzie, assistant professor of Native American studies and American studies at the University of New Mexico and co-author of “The Red Deal.” “The plan is really clear. The stakes are really clear,” Yazzie says.
A Broad and Growing Movement says the Time is Now to Stop Line 3. An open letter to Minnesota decision makers. Since 2014 thousands of Minnesotans have shown up at hearings, talked to neighbors, written letters and organized in their communities to oppose Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Line 3 is a clear danger […]
What is the Minnesota Connection? “This isn’t a case of a few isolated billionaires backing one extremist politician. It’s a case of an entire industry filling the campaign coffers of politicians who’ve waged war on our democracy. In the 2020 election cycle alone, the oil and gas industries gave some $9.3 million to lawmakers who refused to certify the 2020 election results.”
“Predatory industry hijacked the US regulatory system in 2019, placing ancient food systems and a fifth of the world’s freshwater in imminent danger.”
“In Minnesota, there is an emphasis on the fact that white people stand in solidarity with the struggle….”
Winona LaDuke talks about current projects around Enbridge and Line 3, creating a hemp factory and a sustainable economy, land and saving our water.
Putting Climate Change on Trial
Tar sands oil is the world’s dirtiest oil.
Two illegal construction projects currently threaten the flow to Coldwater Springs, an acknowledged Dakota sacred site.
DAPL would be the largest pipeline ever to come out of North Dakota and, at 1,172-miles long, it would be only seven miles shorter than Keystone XL, which was rejected by the president because it didn’t pass his climate test. So it raises the question: Why, of all projects, shouldn’t DAPL have to pass a similar test?
Article: In 2013, environmental advocates with the National Wildlife Federation were fed up with not getting enough information about the pipelines’ condition from Enbridge or the government. So they decided to dive down themselves to check it out. They found broken structural braces and sections of completely unsupported pipeline.
Kathy Hollander of MN350 commented: Tar sands oil is not illegal, but the switching of the tar sands oil from the Alberta Clipper to another Enbridge pipeline, Line 3, at the international border is. This is the subject of the lawsuit filed by many groups, including MN350.org. This switch to another pipeline right at the border and […]
Elizabeth Ward of the Sierra Club’s Wisconsin branch is particularly concerned about Line 61’s proximity to Lake Superior. “The Great Lakes are all connected, so if something really big happens, it could affect all of them,” she said. “They provide drinking water for 42 million people.”
Stories on corporate attacks on the environment and those who defend it. therealnews.com February 2015 The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments Food & Water Watch’s Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge […]
Love water, not oil. A 200 mile ride to honor the earth and protest the Enbridge pipeline. Published on Sep 5, 2014 Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of the Native American environmental group Honor the Earth, holds a press conference at the Enbridge office in Bemidji, Minnesota following the ‘Love Water Not Oil Tour”, which was […]
“They have been asking for meetings. We have refused everyone,” said Chief Councillor Ellis Ross. “So many mistakes had been made, we had been so angered, but I think that was one of the biggest mistakes they made. You might as well have come into our archives and burned our documents.” By JUSTINE HUNTER VICTORIA […]
Photo: ridhamuslim.blogspot.com We Speak for the 70 Percent by Susu Jeffrey We speak for the 70-percent. Our bodies are 70 percent water. The surface of the earth is 70 percent water. We are the water people on the water planet. If you could wring out a rock you’d get water. Water is the […]