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Activists Arrested After Shutting Off Enbridge Pipeline Valves

HeadlineFeb 05, 2019

And four activists known as the “Four Necessity Valve Turners” were arrested Monday after shutting off two valves at an Enbridge Energy pipeline in Minnesota. The pipelines run over Native American territory. In a statement, the activists, who are part of the Catholic Worker Movement, said, “The group acts in solidarity with the most vulnerable worldwide who suffer the greatest impact from climate change. The Four Necessity Valve Turners believe it is time to take personal responsibility for preventing the dangerous expansion of the oil industry, because governments and regulators have failed to do so.” The Facebook page for the Four Necessity Valve Turners has reportedly been taken down since live-streaming yesterday’s actions. The activists are being held at a jail in Itasca County where they are awaiting arraignment hearings scheduled for Wednesday morning. They are facing possible misdemeanor charges including trespassing and property damage.

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