“We went down to the river to pray, every day.”
“We prayed for a way to protect water, and all beings who drink water, from harm by the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. Enbridge sucked rivers (and fire hydrants) dry during historic drought, poisoned rivers with drilling fluid, broke ancient aquifers – losing millions of gallons of artesian water.
“We pray the oil pipelines will be safely turned off, before they spill again.
“Enbridge, Inc. paid over $7 million for over 1,000 arrests of those opposed to their Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Hundreds of peaceful water protectors now face thousands of criminal charges – including “felony theft” and “conspiracy” – for protecting Minnesota’s water.
“Those who defended water must now defend themselves. Some may be crushed with fines over $3 million or jail time over a decade. Please ask Governor Walz to support dropping the charges against water protectors – visit WeProtectTheWater.org.”
—Honor the Earth