Love In Action Full Moon Feature | Stop The Line 3 Pipeline
For water. For Treaties. For climate.
Another Full Moon Circle email goes out to subscribers early tomorrow morning. If you’re a regular reader, then you are familiar with the closing segment I call Love In Action. This monthly feature is a space to shine the light on a current event affecting the collective, on an inspiring individual or organization doing the good work, and an opportunity for heart-full community support. It invites us to step beyond a place of charity and into one of mutual-aid, community care, and solidarity. In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about it here.
This month’s Love In Action is inspired by the overwhelm of the recent UN Climate Report. If it wasn’t evidently apparent before, it certainly is now — we, as a global collective, are in the Red Zone. While our narrow window to peddle backwards on the effects of climate change seems to have passed, the necessity to intact change in our reliance on fossil fuels, our consumption habits, and way of living on earth is NOW. And this will take all of us. This month, I will be sending emails to representatives and donating to the coalition working to Stop Line 3, and I humbly invite you to join me.
[the following is from the Stop Line 3 organization website]
What Is Line 3
Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. It was proposed in 2014 by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in the US. Enbridge seeks to build a new pipeline corridor through untouched wetlands and the treaty territory of Anishinaabe peoples, through the Mississippi River headwaters to the shore of Lake Superior.
Why The Opposition
All pipelines spill. Line 3 isn’t about safe transportation of a necessary product, it’s about expansion of a dying tar sands industry. Line 3 would contribute more to climate change than Minnesota’s entire economy. Minnesota’s own Department of Commerce found our local market does not need Line 3 oil. We need to decommission the old Line 3 and justly transition to a renewable, sustainable economy. Line 3 would violate the treaty rights of Anishinaabe peoples and nations in its path — wild rice is a centerpiece of Anishinaabe culture, it grows in numerous watersheds Line 3 seeks to cross. It’s well-past time to end the legacy of theft from and destruction of indigenous peoples and territories.
Here’s What We Can Do!
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Use Your Voice
Contribute To the Cause
[art by Dio Cramer]