Construction is underway in Northern Minnesota on this 330-mile, 36-inch pipeline that will transport up to 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Edmonton, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. This pipeline will cross 192 bodies of water, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and forests and wetlands are being cleared for its construction. Once in operation, Minnesota waters will be at risk from the release of toxic crude oil and chemicals, and the life cycle carbon emissions produced by this pipeline will equivalent to that of 50 new coal-fired power plants.
Watch to learn how health professionals have been lending their voices to the fight to stop Line 3
On his first day in office, President Biden signed an Executive Order revoking the permit for another tar sands oil pipeline, Keystone XL, as part of his commitment to protecting public health and taking action on climate change. We are calling on him to do the same with Line 3.
Send a letter to Biden asking him to stop Line 3!
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 17, HPHC and health professionals across the nation joined together for “Our Water, Our Health: Health Professionals in Solidarity Against Line 3“.
Watch the live stream of our press conference in Mears Park, St. Paul, on our Facebook page.
Find information on other ways to support water protectors and the movement against Line 3 here.
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