Line 3 Pipeline

Sophie DeWael, MVC Writer

The Line 3 Pipeline is a planned expansion of the existing pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. The pipeline will transfer a million barrels of tar sands per day. It is facing resistance because it breaks treaties with Native people and it threatens to further escalate climate change.

The plan for the Line 3 Pipeline was first announced in 2014 by a Canadian pipeline company, Enbridge. They plan to build a pipeline from the Mississippi River to Lake Superior which goes through the territory of the Anishinaabe people. Construction on this project commenced on December 1, 2020 and is planned to be completed sometime in 2021. Throughout the whole process there have been people on the front lines protesting, especially the Anishinaabe people and their allies.

“We can keep organizing, educating, and advocating to stop Line 3 and build the future we want,” stated, a website with resources on stopping the expansion of Line 3. “We are talking to our politicians, speaking up at hearings, marching in protests, taking nonviolent direct action together, and reporting Enbridge’s activity along the proposed route.”

The organization leading the “Stop Line 3” protests encourages people to write to President Biden and come support the frontlines where the construction is happening, if they are able. They have more information available on their website