Gov. Dayton Needs to Veto Deeply Flawed Energy Bill that Fast Tracks Enbridge Line 3

People rallied outside the Minnesota House Chamber with signs, drums, chanting and prayers, opposing the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline and the Energy bill that supports it. They left a path for House members to get to the chamber.
Rally outside the Minnesota House of Representatives opposing Line 3.

From a blog by the Sierra Club North Star Chapter:

More than 125 people gathered in front of the Minnesota House of Representative’s chambers Thursday for an emergency rally opposing a deeply flawed jobs and energy bill. The bill weakens public review of proposed crude oil pipelines in Minnesota in general, and it specifically fast tracks the Enbridge Line 3 tars sands oil pipeline proposal.

Enbridge wants to replace its badly deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline with a new and larger pipeline – and reroute it in the process. The new path would take it through the Mississippi headwaters regions, risking great environmental damage if there were a rupture. The proposed route also runs through prime wild rice areas and violates treaty rights which give Ojibwe people hunting, fishing and gathering rights to a large section of northern Minnesota.

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One thought on “Gov. Dayton Needs to Veto Deeply Flawed Energy Bill that Fast Tracks Enbridge Line 3

  1. […] Minnesota Governor Says He’d Veto Pipeline Replacement (U.S. News and World Report): We reported earlier that the Minnesota House of Representatives passed an Omnibus Jobs and Energy Bill which fast tracked approval for Enbridge Line 3. The bill approved the expansion and rerouting of a current crude oil pipeline in northern Minnesota without having to get approval from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the normal process. (See: Gov. Dayton Needs to Veto Deeply Flawed Energy Bill that Fast Tracks Enbridge Line 3). […]

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