Indigenous, environmental activists square off with Enbridge to stop Line 3 – National Observer

Indigenous, environmental activists square off with Enbridge to stop Line 3 – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202118 Views

June 8th 2021

Protesters descended on northern Minnesota over the weekend in an attempt to stop construction of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which critics say would deal a devastating blow to the water table and lock in unneeded fossil fuel infrastructure.

According to organizers, more than 2,000 Indigenous rights and climate protesters registered for the Treaty People Gathering to call on U.S. President Joe Biden to cancel the pipeline. The Treaty People Gathering has over 100 co-sponsors including Honor the Earth, Giniw Collective, Oil Change International, Indigenous Environmental Network and others.

“The main (issue) is our sovereignty,” said Ashley Fairbanks, a citizen of the White Earth Nation who works with Honor the Earth. “We should have the agency to decide what goes through our treaty lands, and what goes through our reservation.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/06/08/news/indigenous-environmental-activists-enbridge-stop-line-3

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