#StopLine3 for Enbridge Prosecution / Emergency EIS

Start: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:00 PM

DC - tonight at 7pm! we will show the world what US Army Corps' Line 3 failures have done, renew our call for an emergency EIS, and hold a vigil for the water. all are welcome to bring something that symbolizes what we have lost, and what we stand to gain. all are welcome, COVID safely.

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The fight continues to Stop Line 3! On December 14th, the anniversary of large-scale direct action to Stop Line 3, we are renewing our calls to the US Army Corps of Engineers to order a federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The need for a federal EIS has reached an emergency level. Why an EIS?. Frac-out. Artesian aquifer breach, 28 frac-outs. Rushed construction caused severe, permanent, ongoing environmental damage.

Enbridge has already been fined $3.32 million for failure to follow environmental laws and the case referred by the state for criminal prosecution. Millions of gallons of artesian water are being lost, while spilled drill-fluid contaminants are moving downstream, polluting everything in their path. Sooner or later, tar sands oil is likely to spill and sink in these pristine waterways, poisoning the drinking water of millions.

Violating Anishinaabe treaty territories in Minnesota, the new stretch of Line 3 was approved without full informed consent. It carries the carbon emissions equivalent of 50 new coal-fired plants in a time of “code red” climate emergency.

Moreover, Enbridge cannot obtain the required $200 million in "environmental impairment liability" insurance. This is the Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in US history. Enbridge pipelines had more than 800 spills in the US and Canada between 1999 and 2010, leaking 6.8 million gallons of oil.

Before the Line 3 emergency becomes catastrophic, we come together on December 14th to call on the Army Corps to order a federal EIS. Please join us.