Our latest factsheet on the harmful Line 3 pipeline, a tar sands pipeline project from multinational pipeline company Enbridge. The pipeline route runs through northern Minnesota, including the treaty territory of multiple Anishinaabe tribes holding rights to hunt, fish, and harvest wild rice.
The Line 3 pipeline will have profound impacts on the climate. Based on the amount of carbon in the oil that Line 3 would move, water protectors calculate that building it is equivalent to building 50 new coal-fired power plants. Tar sands are among the dirtiest, costliest, and most carbon-intensive fuel sources on the planet.
Water protectors opposing Line 3 engaged in marches, demonstrations, sit-ins, hunger strikes,
and organized artistic performances as part of their protests against Line 3. In response, more than 900 water protectors were arrested, and many of them are still facing criminal charges.