Over the past month, authorities and police in northern Minnesota have cracked down on protesters at Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline — arresting demonstrators and deploying crowd control measures.
Protesters say the oil pipeline is an ecological disaster waiting to happen, and that Enbridge trampled tribal lands and rights for the project.
Enbridge says replacing their existing Line 3 pipeline is essential for continuing operations in the U.S. — and that the aging pipeline is unsafe to continue operating long-term.
For more from the front lines of the Line Three protests, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Winona LaDuke, a tribal rights activist and the executive director of Honor the Earth.
PHOTO: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission