Oil began flowing through the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota this weekend. After years of Indigenous-led resistance to the project, hundreds of arrests of protestors, and calls from climate activists to halt the project— the pipeline is operational. Despite the Biden administration’s promises of climate action the use of this pipeline locks in years of increased fossil fuel use.
This is a huge and painful blow, but the fight is not yet over. Even while the pipeline is functional, water protectors continue to fight Line 3
in court and on the frontlines. I urge you to read this letter
that Indigenous water protector, Tara Houska, wrote from jail after being arrested and brutalized by police while protesting Line 3. — Abbie Veitch