Legal wrangling increased this week over Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline upgrade in northern Minnesota, with several Native American bands plus an activist group filing appeals to the state Supreme Court — even as regulators said they would *not* appeal a court order to re-do the environmental impact statement. Winona LaDuke with Honor the Earth says, “We’re gonna stop this pipeline. I mean, there’s no need for this pipeline. It’s all risk for the people of Minnesota and Enbridge is looking at a lot of procedures ahead of them, and in a shrinking market.”
But Nancy Norr with the group Jobs for Minnesotans warns the legal wrangling has risks. “This is a safety and maintenance project, first and foremost, and these delays do have real impacts on real people, the communities along this corridor,” she says. Norr adds she believes Enbridge is “very committed” to moving ahead with the Line 3 project.