August 9, 2021
From Semillas Autonomas

Monday, December 11, 10:30 AM
Black Bear Casino Resort Parking Lot – Carlton, MN

Monday, December 11th join us in bringing awareness to the illegal pipe storage yards that Enbridge Energy in currently stocking with oil pipes for Line 3. We’ll be holding a public rally with art, speakers, banners and direct action; location TBA. 

Enbridge sneakily steamrolling this pipeline through is an act of violence towards indigenous and local communities that have to live with these pipes in our front yards, knowing the threat it poses to our freshwater lakes, wetlands, wild rice beds and our way of life.

Please show up and help us fight environmental racism – let’s make this the biggest rally against Line 3 yet!
Meet on Monday morning, December 11th at 10:30AM at the Black Bear Casino Parking Lot in Carlton, MN

Rides leaving from Minneapolis at 8am and day before
-contact 612-504-0616

Rides leaving from Duluth at 9:45am
-contact 218-409-9451

Rides leaving from White Earth day before
-contact 724-205-0511

Enbridge Energy has paid over 300 million dollars for all of the pipe that would be used for the Minnesota section of Line 3 pipeline and has already placed 60% of that pipe in 11 storage pipe yards across Minnesota. The rest of the pipe is coming in by rail and truck as we speak. 

Permits for these storage yards are illegal and invalid. The permits are invalid because the MPCA’s Construction Stormwater General Permit, under which these pipe yards were authorized, requires all environmental review for the project to be completed before issuance. Also, the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) prohibits the issuance of any permits for new projects before the state’s environmental review is complete and deemed adequate. 

The state is allowing Enbridge Energy to illegally prepare for the construction of the Line 3 expansion pipeline and they need to be held accountable. 

We demand that Enbridge demonstrate their support for a fair review process by acknowledging their non-compliance with MEPA and the CSW General Permit application prerequisites, terminating all relevant CSW permits, and removing their pipes from state boundaries. Otherwise, the MPCA should vacate the CSW permits and require Enbridge to remove their pipes from state boundaries.

We vow to take action and hold Enbridge Energy accountable for their illegally permitted storage yards. We stand in solidarity with and will show up to support the indigenous led frontline resistance against Line 3. 

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