Hundreds of water protectors are still facing criminal charges in Minnesota for standing in defense of the water, the climate, and the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg people.
These individuals put their bodies on the line to stop Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, a massive tar sands project that has already harmed the state’s lakes, rivers, aquifers and wild rice beds. Local law enforcement — reimbursed over $8.6 million by Canada’s Enbridge — responded to this mass movement with surveillance, harassment, “pain compliance” torture, and trumped-up charges, including felonies. In this time of climate catastrophe, governments must listen to water protectors instead of criminalizing and prosecuting them.
Water protectors have been doing the work that the State of Minnesota should be doing. We are calling on Gov Walz and Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan to appoint Attorney General Ellison as special prosecutor for the most egregious cases against those who tried to #StopLine3.
Sign Petition: https://www.dropline3charges.com/sign-the-petition