Upcoming Events – Details Below!
Thursday, September 28, in St. Paul, MN: March to #StopLine 3!
Friday, October 27, in Marshfield, WI: People Over Pipelines
Hop on the bus and march with us to #StopLine 3!
September 28: Madison, WI, to St. Paul, MN
Join us on a bus from Madison to the Twin Cities to rally against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline and march to #StopLine3!
WHAT: Rally and march to #StopLine3!
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 11:00 am–midnight
—11:00 am: Pickup at the Kohl Center, 601 W Dayton St., Madison, WI
—11:30am: Pickup at Dutch Mill Park & Ride, 46 Collins Ct., Madison, WI
—4:00pm: Arrive at Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, MN
—8:00pm: Load bus for return trip to Madison
TICKETS: $15 here
DONATIONS: Here (click “Tickets,” then enter your donation amount)
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is holding a public hearing on September 28 on Enbridge’s application for a Certificate of Need for its Line 3 “replacement” project. Line 3 ships crude oil from Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. It spans northern Minnesota, crossing the Leech Lake and Fond du Lac reservations and l855 and l842 treaty areas. It was built with defective steel in l96l, has had numerous ruptures, and continues to degrade. Instead of cleaning up this liability, Enbridge is proposing to leave it in the ground and build a $7.5 billion brand new corridor through our watershed and Ojibwe treaty territories. This would become one of the largest crude oil pipelines on the continent, feeding up to 915,000 barrels per day into Superior and likely requiring a new Line 66 to take the oil south.
Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission has the ability to stop the Line 3 pipeline, and we need to show them that Wisconsinites stand with Minnesotans against this dirty and dangerous project. Join us to march in solidarity with hundreds of Minnesotans, along with water protectors and pipeline fighters from near and far. We need you there with us to send the message that Line 3 is a threat to our land, water, and climate, and is not in the public interest. The march will conclude with a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol and an opportunity to speak at a public hearing that evening.
Contact Abby with questions or if you need a scholarship for a free bus ticket—we have a limited supply available!
For more information, see StopLine3.org.
People Over Pipelines: Protecting Our Homes and Water
A Gathering to Learn and Collaborate
Friday, October 27, in Marshfield, WI
A movement is growing across the country as communities are opposing proposed pipelines that offer more risks than benefits. Here in Wisconsin, the Enbridge-proposed Line 66 could jeopardize our major waterways (like the Namekagon River, Wisconsin River, and Rock River), our property rights, the safety of our communities, our climate, and more. Join us Friday, October 27, to discover the lessons learned from pipeline fights around the country, hear from those threatened by the proposed pipeline, and find out where you fit in protecting land and water from tar sands pipelines. Tribal members, Enbridge easement-holders, environmentalists, youth activists and more will come together to learn from each other and decide how we’ll team up to stop the pipeline!
WHAT: People Over Pipelines
WHEN: Friday, October 27, 6:30–9:00 PM (doors open at 6:00)
WHERE: Hotel Marshfield, 2700 Central Ave., Marshfield, WI
Click HERE to register for this free event or to donate toward the cost of hosting it.
Carpools will be arranged from across Wisconsin where there is interest. If you’d like to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, fill out the form HERE.