Climate Justice

  • Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

    May 8, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last stop on a U.S. speaking tour organized by Rising Tide North America this past spring. Members…...
  • ‘Valve Turners’ Shut Down Enbridge Oil Pipelines in Minnesota

    February 4, 2019
    Itasca County, Minnesota – Today four people calling themselves the “Four Necessity Valve turners” shut down Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 4 tar sands oil pipelines in Minnesota citing “imminent and irreversible damage being done to the planet.” The activists entered pipeline service locations and…...
  • Charges Dismissed in Pipeline Shutdown Case

    October 10, 2018
    Bagley, MN – Charges were dismissed against Emily Johnston, Annette Klapstein, and their support person Ben Joldersma in a criminal case stemming from an October 11, 2016 action that shut down tar sands oil from flowing through Enbridge’s Line 4 and Line 67. Tuesday’s dismissals…...
  • Forty Arrested in Sit-Down at BP Refinery – Break Free Midwest

    May 18, 2016
    Whiting, IN – Forty arrests were made in a ‘soft’ direct action at British Petroleum’s (BP) largest United States Tar Sands refinery in Whiting, Indiana as part of international actions (Break Free 2016) to break free from fossil fuels. On May 15th, 2016, over a…...
  • Largest #TarSandsResistance March in Midwest History

    June 9, 2015
    On June 6th, an estimated 5,000 people from across the United States took the streets of St. Paul in the Midwest’s largest Anti-Tar Sands march. The Tar Sands Resistance March came a day after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved permission for the $2.6 billion…...