Stop Line 3: How Indigenous Leaders & Water Protectors Are Fighting Against Destructive Pipelines

Environmental activists carry a large snake pipeline as they protest against the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline on May 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo Courtesy: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the first half of 2021, a decade-long battle over the construction of the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline finally ended. President Joe Biden revoked a permit that would’ve allowed its continued construction; while he received (expected) flack from the oil industry and its supporters, climate activists, environmentalists and Indigenous activists celebrated.

But the Keystone XL isn’t the only pipeline or project degrading land, destroying sacred sites and threatening access to clean water. This year, a new battle has taken center stage: the fight to Stop Line 3.