In this time of immense climate catastrophe and inadequate government response, Indigenous-led movements across the country are fighting for a survivable future for us all. SURJ, Indigenous Solidarity Network, Catalyst Project, Rising Tide North America, and thousands of others are taking action as a part of this movement, fighting for Indigenous sovereignty, and land and water protection. Right now, as Enbridge Inc- the multinational pipeline company- races to complete the expansion of their Line 3 pipeline, it’s time we join the movement and intensify our actions around the country to #StoptheMoneyPipeline and fight for our future.
Here are two ways that you can get involved, learn more, and take action on Thursday September 2nd:
- Stop Line 3 Webinar, 5 PT/ 8 ET: Hear from Indigenous speakers who will give updates from the frontlines of this fight. We’ll learn more about what’s going on on-the-ground right now and how you can take action targeting “the Money Pipeline”- the banks that are funding Line 3 and contributing to the Legal Fund and Bail Fund.
- SURJ Action Hour to #StopLine3, 12 PT/3 ET: In this month’s action hour, you’ll receive education, training, and then take action to support the efforts to stop this pipeline and win other racial justice fights across the country.
The Line 3 Enbridge project is a threat to all of us and all life. This pipeline is designed to carry up to 844,000 barrels per day of crude tar sands oil a thousand miles from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin. The carbon emissions generated from this pipeline are the equivalent of fifty new coal fired power plants, and is what the recent Intergovernmental Report on Climate Changes warns us to immediately halt.
Since the start of this fight, hundreds of Indigenous leaders and Water Protectors have been arrested. This week, Water Protectors and allies took actions blocking a pump station with an aerial structure, in DC, St. Paul, and around the country for “Treaties Not Tar Sands” demanding President Biden, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other decision-makers halt the project.