Advocates and Protesters Agree Controversial Line 3 Pipeline Requires Repair

by Bethany Blankley   Canadian-based energy company Enbridge’s largest project, Line 3, received another setback after the Minnesota’s Appeals Court reversed the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) 2018 approval. The organization that represents the maintenance workers for the pipeline, LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America), is not overly concerned with…

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Walz Joins ‘Extreme Environmentalists’ in Petitioning Line 3 Project

Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) announced Tuesday morning that he would refile an appeal against the controversial Enbridge Line 3 replacement project. Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) unanimously approved of granting Enbridge a certificate of need to move forward with the project last summer. But former Gov. Mark Dayton (D-MN) made…

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Walz Faces Big Decision on Pipeline Project as Both Sides Mount Pressure

Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) has less than 20 days to make a decision on the highly controversial Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project, according to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. On February 5, the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed a last-minute appeal of the project made by former Gov. Mark Dayton’s…

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Line 3 Protesters Arrested for Putting People’s Lives ‘at Risk’ After Turning Off Enbridge Pipeline

A group of four protesters seemingly affiliated with the Catholic Workers Movement were arrested Monday after video showed them disabling an Enbridge pipeline in northern Minnesota. The protesters, calling themselves “Four Necessity Valve Turners,” say they were left with no choice but to take “direct action” in the ongoing fight…

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Pipeline Protesters Shut Down Performance in Minneapolis

Minneapolis’ Theater of Public Policy had to end a performance early for the first time in its seven-year run after a group of protesters repeatedly disrupted the show. The hecklers were angered by a Monday morning decision to clear the way for construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which…

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Police Raid Anti-Pipeline Site, Destroy Their Camp And Send Them Straight To Jail

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by Jason Hopkins   Law enforcement ended a lingering standoff with an anti-pipeline camp site, arresting five protesters and destroying all the makeshift homes that were built. Intense opposition has centered around the Trans Mountain pipeline project, an expansion proposal that will ultimately stretch from Alberta to British Columbia’s west coast.…

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Full-Time Work: North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Now Protesting In Michigan

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by Jason Hopkins   People who spent their time protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are now nearly 1,000 miles away protesting the operation of an entirely different pipeline. Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline attracted a massive amount of people. Thousands of protesters in 2016 congregated at the Standing Rock…

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