"Line 3 Foes In Northern MN Block Road, Chain Themselves To Equipment"

"NEAR PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A summer of ramped-up opposition to the Line 3 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota kicked off Monday as some 1,000 opponents began protesting and disrupting construction work, starting with a blockade at the entrance of an Enbridge Energy pump station south of Itasca State Park.

By late morning around two dozen people had locked themselves to construction equipment at the Two Inlets station with two goals: to delay work on the pipeline and send a message to President Joe Biden to stop Line 3. Protesters were using a boat on a trailer to block the entrance to the site.

Hours later, law enforcement — primarily sheriffs’ deputies from counties across northern Minnesota — moved in to take protesters inside the pump station area into custody, while hundreds of other pipeline activists faced off against a wall of law enforcement outside the perimeter."

Dan Kraker and Evan Frost report for MPR News June 7, 2021.


"Line 3 Foes Chain Themselves To Equipment In Northwestern Minnesota" (MPR/Duluth News Tribune)

"March To Stop Enbridge Pipeline" (Indian Country Today)

"Oil Pipeline Foes Protest Enbridge’s Line 3 In Minnesota" (AP)

"Arrests at Pipeline Test Biden on Climate and Native American Lands" (New York Times)

"“Kenneled, Strip Searched, Shackled And Held"" (HEATED)

"Hundreds Of Activists, Allies Protest Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline At Mississippi River Headwaters" (Brainerd Dispatch)

"Line 3 Foes Kick Off A Summer Of Resistance" (MPR News)

"Hundreds Of Activists, Allies Protest Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline At Mississippi River Headwaters" (Duluth News Tribune)

"Border Patrol Helicopter Used Against Line 3 Protesters In Northern Minnesota" (Bring Me The News)

"Photos: Protest of Enbridge Line 3" (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

"Pipeline Protesters Seize Minnesota Construction Site In Bid To Stop $4 Billion Project" (Washington Post)

"Dawn Goodwin and 300 Environmental Groups Consider the new Line 3 Pipeline a Danger to All Forms of Life" (Inside Climate News)

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/08/2021