Climate change is a health crisis. We need action now.
This summer, we have seen climate change take a toll on our health here in Oregon and around the world. From record-breaking extreme heat, unprecedented drought, and poor air quality from wildfire smoke, it is clear that health impacts of climate change are here.
Our home is on fire. Even as we struggle to care for our families and communities impacted by climate change, Enbridge is building a new tar sands oil pipeline in Minnesota, Line 3, that will add fuel to this fire. How much fuel? If built, the oil transported by Line 3 will add carbon emissions equal to 50 coal plants to our atmosphere every year it is in operation.
President Biden could stop construction immediately - as he did with Keystone XL - but so far has chosen not to.
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 Indigenous communities. Health professionals in Minnesota have opposed Line 3 for several years in a movement led by Indigenous leaders. They are now calling on us to stand in solidarity with the water protectors. Oregon PSR stands with our colleagues in Minnesota to call on President Biden to revoke the permits and #StopLine3.
Oregon Health professionals are standing in solidarity to call on President Biden to revoke the permits and #StopLine3.
Tuesday, August 17th, 1:00 PM (PST)
Army Corp of Engineers Northwest Division , 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd in Portland. **Note that we will meet on the corner of NE 13th and Holliday Streets, not on Lloyd Blvd**
Fully vaccinated people are welcome to attend this outdoor event. Please wear a mask and physically distance.
Health professionals, please consider wearing clothes that identify you as such, like a white coat or scrubs.
If you cannot attend in-person, join us virtually on social media. Post a picture of you on August 17th in your health professional outfit using the hashtags #FossilFree4Health, #StopLine3, and #OurWaterOurHealth.
Co-sponsored by Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate.
Are you able to travel to Minnesota? Join the August 7th-25th Treaty People Walk.
Now is the time. Enbridge is currently violating 21 river crossings, and hundreds of waterways across so called Minnesota. In the style of walks led by the American Indian Movement (AIM), we ask you JOIN US in a prayerful walk in solidarity with Mississippi River, "Nibi" (water), and to #HonortheTreaties that all of our ancestors signed.
The Treaty People Walk will kick off at Coffee Pot Landing on August 7th, led by Indigenous Leaders, and take 2 weeks to walk down to the Minnesota State Capitol Building by August 25th. The Capitol Building will hold a large welcome event to celebrate the walkers and to tell President Biden to step in and direct the Army Corps to cancel this pipeline’s permits.
The Stop Line 3 Movement wants your support in any capacity you have. You are invited to join some or all of the walk, host walkers, and join events along the route. For more information, please look at the expectations document and sign up on the Treaty People Walk Google form.