PIPELINES

Raise Your Voice to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

As we work towards the world our hearts know is possible, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light recognizes the vital work of resisting projects that would damage our communities. New oil pipelines endanger our clean water and air; they’re an investment in the toxic fossil fuel infrastructure that’s driving the climate crisis.

Communities across Minnesota are standing up to Line 3, a massive new tar sands oil pipeline proposed through the heart of Northern Minnesota. Together we will #StopLine3! 

Want to know more or get involved? Email [email protected].

Click here to learn more about Line 3. And for printable fact sheets,  click here. 

How can I get involved?

  • Join a team of volunteers working to stop Line 3! MNIPL will be facilitating gatherings of volunteers to strategize the interfaith movement response to Line 3. Contact [email protected] to get involved.
  • Sign our Faith Leader Letter Faith leaders from many religious traditions have joined together to state their clear opposition to Line 3 because of the harm it would do to the Anishinaabe people. Are you a faith leader? Add your name to the faith leader letter against the pipeline.
  • Bring more information to your community! MNIPL can come talk to you about Line 3. Click here to request a speaker for your faith community on Line 3.

No Line 3: An Interfaith Response

On June 4, 2018, rabbis, imams, priests, pastors, deacons, elders, and others among thousands of people of faith and conscience joined together to oppose the Line 3 pipeline. Speaking with one voice, asking the PUC to reject the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline because of the harm it would do to the Anishinaabe people.

Over 500 faith leaders from Minnesota and the surrounding area signed our written letter in opposition of the proposed Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project crossing the headwaters of the Mississippi River and delivered it to Governor Dayton's office and Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission.

A huge thank you to the Minnesota Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, for partnering with us to organize the rally, speakers, & march!

It was a powerful afternoon of prayer, song, and word. Click through the incredible speakers to hear their powerful messages and the many reasons we hold to #StopLine3.

Sample Comments

Karen Hulstrand of Stillwater, MN at the public hearing on Line 3. Last month, Karen joined MNIPL on a journey up north to visit the site of the old Line 3 pipeline. Tonight, she had this to say at the hearing:

"As a white person, I and everyone else in this room have inherited a shameful and dishonorable past when it comes to treaties. And a lot of people will say to that, well, that was in the past. But right now we're talking about the present. The Environmental Impact Statement for this project says that Native American communities are disproportionately harmed. And we need to stop. We need to stop this environmental injustice that goes on in our country."

Sarah Holst, a faith leader, artist, and student at United Theological Seminary: 

"I am standing against Line 3 as a Roman Catholic, as a faith-leader, seeking to reclaim a decolonized Christianity that takes responsibility and seeks reparations for the gruesome realities of the Doctrine of Discovery and the long history between the European Christian Church and genocide and ecocide.  I work for a transformed, changed way of being a guest on this land by joining my voice with the outcry of indigenous leaders and putting my heart and body on the side of healing and hope."

Read Sarah's full comments here.