How to proceed with a court-ordered “re-do” of the environmental impact statement for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline — that’s on the Public Utilities Commission agenda this morning in Saint Paul. Nancy Norr with the group Jobs for Minnesotans expects further study will show the risk of an oil spill to the Lake Superior watershed is minimal or nonexistent. “I anticipate this is just one more step along the way to ultimately getting back into the permitting process,” Norr says.
But Winona LaDuke with Honor the Earth responds, “At any turn in Enbridge’s path ahead in attempting to do this pipeline, we will challenge them. We will challenge them at every turn.” Hundreds rallied against Line 3 last weekend in Duluth.