'Climate Time Bomb': 370+ Groups Urge Biden to Halt Line 3 Pipeline

"'It's up to President Biden to continue with the country's renewable energy agenda and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. After his action to halt Keystone XL, stopping Line 3 is essential.'"

"A diverse coalition of more than 370 environmental and tribal rights organizations demanded Monday that President Joe Biden act immediately to halt construction of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline, a multi-billion-dollar crude oil project that the groups called "an urgent threat" to Minnesota waters and the global climate.

In a letter (pdf), the coalition representing more than 10 million people in the U.S. and Canada urged Biden to "take swift action to revoke the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline's permits and stop its construction," pointing to the president's January decision to pull the plug on the Keystone XL pipeline as a model for future action.

"We urge you to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately reevaluate and suspend or revoke the Line 3 project's Clean Water Act Section 404 permit," the groups wrote. "Additionally, we urge you to revoke or amend Line 3's presidential permit, as you did for Keystone XL, to make it clear that the permit does not authorize this massive expansion.""

Jake Johnson reports for Common Dreams March 8, 2021.


"'Pipe Dream': Enbridge Escalates Local Tensions" (Indian Country Today)

"Enbridge Deal-Making Over Line 3 Divides Ojibwe Bands in Minnesota" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

"The Next Big Oil Pipeline Battle Is Brewing Over Line 3 in Minnesota" (PBS)

"'It's Cultural Genocide': Inside The Fight To Stop A Pipeline On Tribal Lands" (Guardian)

"2 Arrests In Human Trafficking Sting Were Line 3 Workers" (Duluth News Tribune)

"Enbridge Line 3 Divides Indigenous Lands, People" (Indian Country Today/MPR)

"Young Minnesotans Find 'Calling' Leading Line 3 Pipeline Protests" (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

"Majority of Those Working On Enbridge Pipeline From Outside Minnesota" (Minneapolis Star Tribune)


Source: Common Dreams, 03/10/2021