Stop the Line 3 Oil Pipeline

The State of Minnesota is holding nine public hearings in September and October on whether or not to build the new Line 3 tar sands pipeline. This is our chance to show up and speak out to protect our water, climate and communities!

22424638_1515104095221620_9124335842612439971_oPlease attend one of the upcoming hearings taking place near you:

Hearings are 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00pm with a two-hour break from 4:00-6:00pm. You can register to testify beginning a half hour before the hearing start time. Speaking is by random drawing.

Click here for suggested testimony talking points. Please plan to speak out if you can.

Testimony is limited to roughly three minutes. Testifiers can cross-examine Enbridge and State of MN witnesses and receive answers as part of their testimony. All testimony becomes part of the public record. The hearing is run by Judge Ann O’Reilly, who will ultimately be recommending whether the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission should approve or deny Enbridge’s application to build this new pipeline.

More information about Line 3:

In 2014, the Canadian company Enbridge Energy announced plans to construct a “replacement” for their Line 3 Pipeline by abandoning the old pipeline and building a new Line 3 twice its size. The new Line 3 would carry as much tar sands oil as Keystone XL through 160 miles of new corridor, inviting pollution and spillage to some of Minnesota’s best wild rice lakes and the headwaters of the Mississippi.

Enbridge Energy, the largest pipeline company in the world, is responsible for the largest-ever inland oil spill in the continental United States, and has a long history of violations, fines, deception, and deferred maintenance. The people of Minnesota refuse to let this irresponsible foreign corporation destroy our climate, our treaty-protected wild rice, our communities, and our water! We’ve fought hard every step of the way, and we won’t stop until Line 3 is denied.