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Jane Fonda is reportedly coming to Hubbard County today.
According to a release, the Academy Award-winning actress is scheduled to join Indigenous leaders in the Line 3 fight this afternoon in Hubbard, just south of Park Rapids.
Fonda will join Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth and Tara Houska of the Giniw Collective, as well as civil rights lawyers.
Fonda said in a release that “Line 3’s most serious immediate impacts will be on Indigenous peoples and their lands and waters along the line.”
Fonda, before the COVID-19 pandemic, held a weekly rally called “Fire Drill Fridays,” where she and other high-profile celebrities would raise awareness of climate change and usually would get arrested.
Line 3 is reportedly nearly halfway through construction, with a planned hiatus beginning in a couple of weeks, with work to resume in June.
The construction work employs about 5,000 people, and is replacing and in some places re-routing the existing line, which officials say is corroding.
The new line will transport 760,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to the Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.