Our Statement: Line 3

With the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to approve Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, using a new route than where it’s current aging pipeline travels, we acknowledge the difficulty with which the decision was reached and feel disappointed by the impacts this decision will have on the climate cost to future generations.

We were emboldened by the movement of our partners, tribal leaders, and especially the Youth Climate Intervenors have led against the Line 3 pipeline.

We know the clean energy economy is here and that climate change demands collective action as we move towards an equitable and renewable future. We recognize that the electricity sector has already begun the critical transition to clean energy and that there is more to come as we address climate issues in the transportation sector.

For background information on the controversial Line 3 pipeline, read this MPR story and reactions after the decision was made.

 

 

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