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11/14: SAVE THE DATE-- RSVP to Show Your Opposition to the Line 3 Oil Pipeline at the Monday, Nov. 19 Public Utilities Commission Meeting
This Monday, Nov. 19, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will be meeting to hear oral arguments and to deliberate on whether to reconsider its approval of Enbridge Energy's application to build a new Line 3 pipeline to carry 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin and, in doing so, cutting through our state's most delicate land and water resources as well as Native American treaty land.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Pollution Control Agency, Department of Natural Resources, and an Administrative Law Judge have all taken the position that Enbridge's proposed pipeline does not meet the legal requirements to be built. And, of the over 72,000 written comments from members of the public received into the evidentiary record, only 6 percent were in support of the new pipeline while over 68,000 were opposed. Yet, on June 28, 2018, the PUC unanimously voted to allow Enbridge to build the new Line 3.
Now, the environmental organizations, citizen groups, landowners, and Tribal nations who have been opposing the pipeline are petitioning the PUC to reconsider its egregious decision, and they need as many supporters as possible in the room to let the Commissioners know that the people of Minnesota are watching and will hold them accountable.
Show the Public Utilities Commission: We are watching and we will hold you accountable for putting the profits of Canadian oil producers ahead of the rights, safety, health, and natural heritage of Minnesotans and sovereign indigenous nations.
RSVP to Attend the PUC's Meeting on Line 3 this Monday, Nov. 19 in St. Paul. Detailed information is available on the event's Facebook page.
To learn more about the Line 3 Pipeline project, visit stopline3.org.