A last-minute alert: There is a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol tomorrow (Thursday), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., to oppose legislation making it easier to large energy companies to get their crude oil pipelines approved by the state. The event is being supported by Native Lives Matter, Honor the Earth, MN350, Take Action Minnesota and the Sierra Club North Star Chapter. Here’s the link to the Facebook page.
The pipeline provisions are contained in the Omnibus Energy Bill that is up for a vote before the House of Representatives on Thursday. This is critical now as Enbridge is proposing an expansion and reroute of its Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota. The new route crosses the Mississippi headwaters and violates treaty rights. For more, see our earlier blog: .