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Minnesota Governor Walz “Can’t” Stop LINE 3, by Susu Jeffrey

Minnesota is home to the headwaters of the three major North American watersheds that drain north to Hudson Bay, south down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, and east out the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to the North Atlantic Ocean. Slicing across all three watersheds are two black Enbridge tar sands oil pipelines from North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin. The southern pipeline is the new “replacement” Line 3 that would carry more than 31-million gallons of oil daily, with a huge dump of carbon emissions into the earth’s atmosphere.

Watersheds and Pipelines in Northern Minnesota

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 More

Standing with Women Water Protectors, by Barbara Williams

"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."

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