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For Immediate Release


Jennifer K. Falcon,

Press Release

Indigenous Leaders Pressure Biden to Stop Line 3 During Minnesota Visit


Tonight, President Biden visited Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount to tout the bipartisan infrastructure package. Frontline Indigenous organizations released the following statements in response to Biden’s remarks:
“President Biden’s infrastructure law makes investments in ‘good pipes’ for clean water, something Indigenous leaders have called for over many years. What we don't need are “poison pipes,” like Enbridge Line 3, which is polluting the Mississippi watershed as we speak. It has not been properly evaluated for impacts to our drinking water, our wildlife, our wild rice, and the climate crisis,” said Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth. 
“If President Biden wants to follow through on his promises to act on the climate crisis, elevate environmental justice, and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples and Tribal communities, he must direct the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately reevaluate and suspend or revoke the Line 3 project’s Clean Water Act permit. We cannot afford to undermine the infrastructure plan’s progress with disastrous and unnecessary attacks on our water and climate -- and that is exactly what Line 3 represents,” said Simone Senogles, Food Sovereignty Program Coordinator, Indigenous Environmental Network.


Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

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