After 7 years of resistance from Indigenous communities and climate activists, Enbridge Energy announced
last week that the new Line 3 pipeline would be “Substantially Completed and Set to be Fully Operational.” Enbridge’s press announcement by the company gave the date of Oct 1 and a regulatory filing listed Oct 4th. At this writing the company has not provided an update, and observers on the ground report ongoing construction activity as well as serious environmental incidents.
Leaders from across the movement to stop Line 3 responded to the announcement, mourning the harm Line 3 has already caused and the risks it poses to the land, the water, and the people. Water protectors have vowed to continue resisting Line 3 and other fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Minnesota and across Turtle Island to continue to keep climate-devastating tar sands oil in the ground. Last week…
Further ecological devastation and threats from Line 3 construction were identified