Line 3 Updates: Monday Webinar to Unpack Judge’s Recommendation; Love Water Not Oil Horse Rides;

A couple of updates on the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline.

The Administrative Law Judge is expected to issue her recommendations on Line 3 to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission no later than Monday, April 23. (The Judge’s recommendations will simply be posted on line, there is no formal public presentation; we don’t know the official release time.)

Multiple indigenous and environmental groups will be analyzing the report and have scheduled an in-person and on-line briefing on Monday, 7:30-9 p.m. The event will be held at MN 350, 2104 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis.

According to the Facebook event:

Community members and pipeline fighters will be gathering that evening to review the key points of the recommendation and what it could mean for the fight to Stop Line 3, and laying out next steps in the movement for the coming months.

Join in person … or via WEBCAST from wherever you are! Register for the webcast here: (Webcast will begin at 7:45)

6th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour

This announcement from Honor the Earth (dates subject to change).

This May and July, we invite the public to join us for the 6th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour! Last year, we went on two rides fighting the proposal Line 3 expansion and proposed Line 61 pipeline projects. As the Line 3 struggle heats up this summer, we will ride horses again in two rides along the proposed pipeline route against the current of the oil while connecting with the land and spiritually celebrating the abundance of Anishinaabe Akiing.

The first ride in May will be four-day a show of force prior to the PUC’s decision to permit the pipeline, kicking off on May 21st at the Mississippi Headwaters, going past the Clearbrook terminal, and ending in Bemidji on May 25th.

Our second ride in July will follow our annual path from East Lake in Mille Lacs to Rice Lake in White Earth over the course of ten days. We will be kicking it off with a concert in Duluth on July 22nd and attending the East Lake Powwow July 27th-29th.

We are looking for Donations and Volunteers!

These rides depend on the generosity of our community and supporters to continue to happen. We are especially looking for large food donations and volunteers able to help in the kitchen to feed the riders, set-up/take-down camp, and transport people and supplies.

If you plan to join us for any part of this ride or if you are interested in sponsoring, donating food/supplies, or volunteering to make this ride possible, please contact Charlotte at or 612-387-9768.

If you cannot join us but want to support the tour, please donate on with a comment that your donation is for the LWNO Horse Ride.

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