A district court in Minnesota decided not to pursue criminal trespassing charges, but left open the possibility that the case could be refiled. Alan’s attorney is considering filing a lawsuit for rights violations. Alan was covering an anti-pipeline protest for a book and article.
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In a June 30 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Homelands’ Alan Weisman reports on resistance to Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline on the grounds that it will add to global temperature rise and imperil vital waterways. Alan was arrested while covering anti-pipeline protests in early June.
Journalist, author, and Homelands cofounder Alan Weisman was arrested on June 7 while covering the Line 3 anti-pipeline protests in northern Minnesota. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for local officials to explain the arrest. Weisman was clearly working as a journalist at the time.