Keystone XL Developer Waffling on Project, and other Weekend Reading

A little weekend reading, starting with good news from The Hill, which ran a story on Friday headlined: Developer might not build Keystone XL pipeline. Here’s the top, click the link for the rest.

The company that obtained a permit to build the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline might decide not to build it.

A TransCanada Corp. executive told investors Friday that it is still assessing interest in Keystone among the oil companies that would pay to use the Canada-to-Texas line, as well as seeking remaining regulatory approvals, and it will likely decide in November or December whether to build.

Minnesota State Rep Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL) wrote the following piece about Enbridge Line 3 for the online publication Vice Impact: There’s Another Proposed Pipeline That Blatantly Ignores Native Rights. She writes:

This project has special significance to me. As a state legislator, I promised to protect the environment. My family has a rich history in Standing Rock where I can trace my ancestry back for generations to Skuyapi and Lame Deer, Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux. Pipeline decisions matter to me from a policy standpoint, but more importantly, they are close to my heart. (Click on the link above for the full essay.)

Thirteen youth opposed to Enbridge Line 3 are official intervenors in the case before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which is charged with approving or denying the project. The Star Tribune ran an opinion piece by Sophia Manolis, one of the intervenors. It was headlined: Why 13 young Minnesotans launched a legal fight against a pipeline:.

The Line 3 pipeline would have many harmful effects. High on the list: It would contribute to climate change by expanding fossil-fuel infrastructure and dependency. Therefore, 12 other young people and I petitioned to intervene together in these legal proceedings, because the advancement of climate change would directly, personally and adversely affect our future health, opportunities, livelihoods and well-being. (Click on the link above for the full essay.)


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