Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light held a rally on March 11 to protest the Enbridge Energy Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Program. A spokesperson for the group said, “Construction of the tar sands pipeline, which was approved without regard for climate justice or native treaty rights, is already 30 percent complete.
“The Biden administration has the chance to prevent further destruction to the delicate ecosystem of the Mississippi River, and to stop an unnecessary pipeline that threatens clean drinking water for hundreds of communities across the state.”
The demonstration was part of a grassroots multi-faith day of action that is lifting up strident climate demands in more than 40 countries. As the featured U.S. event, and online broadcast of “Rise by the River” was shared with millions of people in the global faith and climate movement. The march started at the scenic overlook near 615 Mississippi Blvd. S., crossed the Ford Bridge, and continued on the Minneapolis side of the river.
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is no-profit organization located at 4407 East Lake St. They advocate on behalf of a healthy, just, and sustainable world – for all.