Minnesota Dept of Commerce says Line 3 pipeline replacement is not needed

Press release - September 12, 2017
In response to the recommendation issued by the Minnesota Department of Commerce against the approval of Enbridge's new Line 3 tar sands pipeline, Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada said: "This announcement should be a big warning sign to pipeline investors of the significant material risks tar sands pipelines bring with them. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has clearly stated this pipeline isn’t needed and the existing one isn’t worth the risks to land, water, communities or the climate.

In response to the recommendation issued by the Minnesota Department of Commerce against the approval of Enbridge's new Line 3 tar sands pipeline, Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada said: "This announcement should be a big warning sign to pipeline investors of the significant material risks tar sands pipelines bring with them. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has clearly stated this pipeline isn’t needed and the existing one isn’t worth the risks to land, water, communities or the climate.

As record-breaking storms and floods continue to batter the U.S., Africa and India, this should be our wake-up call that the impacts of climate change are happening here and now. Our best hope of stemming the climate crisis is to leave these unnecessary fossil fuels in the ground and super-charge our transition to clean, renewable energy. We should be creating millions of well-paying green jobs instead of just lining the pockets of the one percent off the back of our planet and Indigenous communities.

The peaceful Indigenous, small landowner and people--led movements to stop tar sands pipelines will ensure that — whether it’s Line 3, Keystone XL, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, or Energy East — none of these pipelines ever make it into the soil.”

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For more information, please call:
Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada, 780-504-5601