Tar Sands

  • March to Protect The Sacred on Indigenous People’s Day 2019

    October 14, 2019
    Clearbrook, MN – On Indigenous People’s Day 2019, a coalition of climate activists marched to the Enbridge tar sands pipeline terminal located in Clearbrook, Minnesota. The Ginew Collective of indigenous women organized the peaceful march down 470th Street to tell Enbridge, the owner of the…...
  • Hundreds Rally in Opposition to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota

    September 28, 2019
    Duluth, MN – Hundreds are gathering today along the shores of Lake Superior. The Gichi-gami (“Lake Superior” in Ojibwe) Gathering‘s goal is to bring together opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline to express their ongoing opposition to the tar sands pipeline project. Opponents of…...
  • Direct Action in Minnesota as Line 3 Pipeline Approval Reversed

    June 5, 2019
    Near Park Rapids, MN – On Monday, June 3, 2019 three water protectors shut down work on power lines along the proposed Enbridge Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline by locking themselves to construction equipment. The same day, the Certificate of Need and Routing Permit…...
  • Multi-Agency Task Force Prepares “Rules of Engagement” For Line 3 Protests

    February 11, 2019
    MINNESOTA – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents revealing the creation of a task force stockpiling equipment and training police in preparation for Line 3 pipeline protests across the state. The documents show coordination between various law enforcement agencies from states across the region including Minnesota,…...
  • ‘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…...
  • Arts, Culture, and Hip Hop Resist Line 3 as Lawsuits Against Approval Continue

    December 29, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds came out to the Cedar Cultural Center to support the resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Pipeline on Friday, December 21. Immortal Technique headlined a set list comprised of water protectors, rappers, and artists who work with and give back to…...
  • 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,…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • As Line 3 Oil Pipeline Decision Looms, Indigenous Resistance Increases

    June 26, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The fate of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement (Oil) Pipeline, North America’s largest proposed infrastructure project, will be decided this week. The decision was originally designated to be made no later than June 27th but may be be delayed further. The Minnesota…...