Date(s) - Friday, July 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wells Fargo Bank
What: Protest in front of four banks in Goleta
A non-violent demonstration with Grandmothers concerned about the climate crisis, telling banks to stop underwriting dangerous fossil fuel pipelines and sending an urgent plea to President Biden to use his executive powers to stop the Enbridge “Line 3” project. Fearless Grandmothers-Santa Barbara is hosting this event along with Sunrise Movement-Santa Barbara, 350-Santa Barbara, Women’s March-Santa Barbara, Standing Rock Coalition-Santa Barbara, Democratic Socialists of America-Santa Barbara, Extinction Rebellion-Santa Barbara.
Where: We start at Wells Fargo Bank at 195 Calle Real, Goleta and will walk to nearby banks
When: Friday July 16 from Noon to 1:00 PM
Why: The Enbridge Line 3 is being built through Indigenous territory without consent. The Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe are all suing to stop the pipeline. Prominent native activists have described the pipeline as “cultural genocide” and Indigenous activists in northern Minnesota are leading the direct actions on the ground. If built, Line 3 would release as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as fifty new coal-fired power plants. It would release as much greenhouse gas as the entire rest of the state of Minnesota. The fight to stop this pipeline is the fight to save our planet.
350 Minnesota explains why the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is wrong for Minnesota:
- The Line 3 pipeline would carry 760,000 barrels a day of sludgy tar sands oil 300 miles across northern Minnesota, crossing 200 water bodies including the Mississippi River twice
- The oil from Line 3 will add more carbon to the atmosphere every year than the entire state of Minnesota emits
- Between 1999 and 2013 there were at least 1,068 spills from Enbridge oil pipelines in the US that dumped 7.4 million gallons of oil into the environment
- Line 3 would violate the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg by endangering critical natural and cultural resources protected by the 1842, 1854, and 1855 treaties