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.
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.
President Biden could stop construction immediately - as he did with Keystone XL - but so far has chosen not to.
Health professionals in Minnesota have opposed Line 3 for several years in a movement led by Indigenous leaders. They are now calling on us around the country 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.
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.
Supported by Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate (Minnesota-based).
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