Save the Date: On Saturday, September 28, a coalition of groups opposed to the Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline will be gathering on the shores of Gichi-Gami (Lake Superior) in Duluth to stand against this dangerous and unnecessary project and make our voices heard. We will gather at Gitchi-ode’ Akiing at Lake Place Park, 214 East Superior Street from noon to 6 p.m.
Here’s the Facebook Page. Spread the word!
Co-sponsors are: Honor the Earth, MN350, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Seek Joy and Northfield Against Line 3.
Here’s the details.
Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3
Nibi Gaa-bimaaji’iwemagak: Water Gives Life
Enbridge’s Line 3 project would pump the world’s dirtiest oil from Canada to Superior, crossing Ojibwe treaty land, wild rice lakes, and the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It would have the climate change impact of 50 coal power plants.
This past June, the Minnesota Court of Appeals threw out Line 3’s environmental review because the spill risks to Lake Superior were never even studied. Meanwhile, Enbridge is doing pre-construction for the pipeline, even with lawsuits, expert recommendations, tribal nations, community groups, and presidential candidates lining up against the project.
Now is the time to gather at Gichi-gami and raise our voices so that Governor Walz, our state agencies, and all Minnesotans can hear. We need to protect this Great Lake and stop this toxic pipeline.
Together, we’ll rally, march, and celebrate the community of resistance that has brought us this far. This will be a powerful day. No matter your background or experience, there is a place for you in this movement. Bring everyone — Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3 is a family-friendly event.
This event follows the Global Climate Strike, a youth-led week of action to demand climate justice for everyone and an end to the age of fossil fuels. Building Line 3 would lock us into 50 more years of climate crisis level emissions from the Canadian tar sands. Join one of the Global Climate Strikes on September 20th in your own community, then come from near or far on the 28th to Gichi-gami to protect the water and say no to this pipeline that affects us all.
This event will be in Duluth, MN, on the westernmost tip of Lake Superior. Final event schedule to come; will include a rally, march, and festival with family-friendly activities. This Facebook event will be updated as more information becomes available.
For those who do not live in the Twin Ports area, buses will be available from the Twin Cities and from Madison, WI. More info about bus registration coming soon!
If you’ve been involved in the movement to stop Line 3, you won’t want to miss this. If you’re new to the movement, you’ll learn about our concerns about the pipeline, how you can get involved, and how you can support those doing frontline work. We’ll see you there. #StopLine3