If we can stop Enbridge from building the Line 3 in Minnesota, there will be no need for Line 66 through Wisconsin.


Allies in Minnesota, including Honor the Earth, MN 350, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Friends of the Headwaters and others, have organized a major rally to show Minnesota Governor Tim Walz the huge opposition to a new Line 3 in Minnesota.


You are invited to attend this rally on Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m. in Duluth from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location is Gitchi-ode’ Akiing at Lake Place Park in Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior.


We want to help other people avoid all the risks of hosting a tar sands pipeline. We recognize that if Line 3 is stopped, there will be no need for Line 66 to be built through Wisconsin and Illinois.


The new Line 3 would run at almost double the capacity of the current Line 3. Enbridge would need to build a twin to Line 61 for that extra oil coming in to Superior.


There has been a long delay in the approval process for Line 3 because of the likelihood of a catastrophic spill into Lake Superior. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the Environmental Impact Statement that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission called “adequate” was in fact “inadequate.” “It did not address the potential impact of an oil spill into the Lake Superior watershed.”


Buses will be traveling from Stevens Point (leaving at 8 a.m.) and Wausau leaving at 8:40 a.m. and Ashland and then to Duluth for the day. The cost for each person on the bus is $10. There will be food and drink on the bus, and you are also encouraged to bring your own. (no alcohol)


After several hours of speakers and singers, marching, admiring the artwork, and a flying Enbridge octopus, buses will take depart at 5:30 p.m. You would arrive in Wausau about 10:30 or 11 p.m.


If you have never been to a rally before, this is a good one to start with. It will be large, peaceful, family-friendly and full of art and music. There will be no confrontations with authorities. All the permits have been granted.


If you would like to attend and wish to ride the bus from Stevens Point or Wausau, please let Phyllis Hasbrouck know.  Home phone is 608-223-9571

Cell phone is 608-628-2605.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 28.