The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is opening up a new round of public hearings over a key permit for the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement plan. The multi-billion dollar project is the largest ever for the Canadian oil company, Enbridge. The White Earth Band of Ojibwe is among the tribes fighting the pipeline because they say it cuts through the heart of their treaty land, their traditional wild rice beds and the pristine waters of northern Minnesota. Opposition is mounting as state and federal officials march toward a final decision.
Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) – executive director of Honor the Earth
Levi Brown (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) – environmental land director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Paul Eberth – project director for Line 3 replacement at Enbridge
Breaks Music: Wi-wa (song) Robert Mirabal + ETHEL (artist)The River (album)