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  • Minnesota Police Train at Military Base as Line 3 Pipeline Protests Escalate

    October 25, 2018
    Minnesota – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents showing coordination between state-wide authorities to prepare for anti-pipeline protests. Emails obtained from Minnesota State Patrol under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act show close cooperation between state and local law enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,…...
  • Line 3 Oil Pipeline Approved By Minnesota Regulators

    June 28, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has given an official stamp of approval to Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement oil pipeline despite massive public opposition. The PUC today granted Enbridge the “certificate of need” which is required before beginning pipeline construction in…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • “Still Here”: New Forest Blockade Stops Pipeline Work on Appalachian Trail

    May 28, 2018
    Giles County, VA – On Wednesday, May 23, a forest defender using the pseudonym ‘Nutty’ came down from her aerial blockade after halting construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) for 57 days. However, before Nutty came down, another forest defender named fern MacDougal deployed…...
  • Appalachian Forest Blockades Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline

    April 23, 2018
    Giles County, VA – On the border between Virginia and West Virginia, a fight has begun regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a joint venture of several companies led by EQT Midstream Partners. While the pipeline is advertised as on track to be completed in 2018,…...
  • Rally Against Line 3 Minnesota Pipe Yards

    December 11, 2017
    Cloquet, MN – Unicorn Riot was live from a rally in below freezing temperatures against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipe yards in northern Minnesota on Monday, December 11, which local indigenous-led resistance is claiming are illegal. Rally Against Line 3 Minnesota Pipe Yards from Unicorn Riot…...
  • Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline Seeks to Save Sacred Manoomin

    October 9, 2017
    Fon du Lac Reservation, MN – Indigenous-led resistance to the proposed Line 3 pipeline, one of the largest proposed infrastructure projects in North American history, has dozens gathering on private land in Northern Minnesota, dedicating their time and energy to defending the natural resources of…...
  • Historic Union Hill Community Threatened By Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    September 29, 2017
    Buckingham County, VA – Earlier this month, activists kayaked the James River along the planned route of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The pipeline route goes from West Virginia to North Carolina with plans to connect it to the Transco line, also in Union…...
  • Direct Action Ramps Up Resistance to Line 3

    September 18, 2017
    Superior, WI – Resistance against Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline expansion is ramping up. Near the Fon du Lac Reservation, at the frontline camp, Makwa, water protectors, land defenders, warriors, and others have participated in a wave of civil disobedience that has resulted in 16 arrests…...
  • Sunoco Faces Backlash After Repeated Pipeline Drilling Spills

    July 18, 2017
    West Whiteland Township, PA – Construction of the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline faces several new obstacles as local authorities and the public respond to a series of drilling accidents. Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners recently voluntarily stopped construction in certain areas where horizontal directional…...