COVID-19 experts decline to comment on Enbridge Line 3 construction’s pandemic risks

Healing Minnesota Stories and others are still trying to get clear answers about the coronavirus health risks posed by Line 3 construction. Half of the expected 4,200 construction workers are expected to come from outside the northern Minnesota area. The influx workers is well underway.

How many more northern Minnesotans will get sick — and die — because of this project?

Some of the state’s leading COVID-19 experts don’t want to touch the question with a ten-foot pole. (That’s a six-foot pole for social distancing, and another four feet for good measure.)

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