Our Water, Our Health: Health professionals in solidarity against Line 3
August 17, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Climate change is a health crisis. We need action now.
This summer, we have seen climate change take a toll on our health. From record-breaking extreme heat, unprecedented drought, and poor air quality across the nation from wildfire smoke, it is clear that health impacts of climate change are here.
Our home is on fire. And even as we struggle to care for our families and communities impacted by climate change, Enbridge is building a new tar sands oil pipeline in Minnesota, Line 3, that will add fuel to this fire. If built, the oil transported by Line 3 will add 50 coal plants worth of carbon emissions to our atmosphere every single year it is in operation.
President Biden could stop construction immediately - as he did with Keystone XL - but so far, has not chosen to do so.
Line 3 cuts through the heart of the Anishinaabe territory in Minnesota, violating treaty rights, damaging sacred wild rice beds, and threatening the health of our Indigenous communities. Indigenous leaders in Minnesota have been leading the movement against Line 3 and are putting their bodies on the line right now to protect sacred land, water, and our climate. As health professionals, we stand in solidarity with Indigenous leaders.
On August 17th, in a national day of solidarity, health professionals across the country will call on President Biden to revoke the permits and #StopLine3 to go #FossilFree4Health and protect #OurWaterOurHealth. Join us!
RSVP here: secure.everyaction.com/fzhBo07pX0ycSVOEX2Lh9g2
We will meet at 3 p.m. at Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, for a rally, then walk over to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office to deliver a letter to President Biden.
Not able to make it to St. Paul? Visit sites.google.com/view/healthagainstline3/home to find a solidarity event in your city, or start organizing your own!