06 Jul '18, 9pm

Minnesota Approves Controversial Enbridge Pipeline Rebuild

Minnesota Approves Controversial Enbridge Pipeline Rebuild

By Olivia Rosane , EcoWatch. Reposted with permission from EcoWatch . The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC ) approved a controversial rebuild of Line 3 of the Enbridge Energy oil pipeline Thursday, as environmental activists and Native American groups vowed to keep fighting, The Associated Press reported . Opponents are concerned about the need for new fossil fuel infrastructure and the danger of an oil spill near vulnerable ecosystems in Minnesota, including areas where Native Americans harvest wild rice, which is sacred to the Ojibwe. “You have just declared war on the Ojibwe!” Tania Aubid of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe stood and said when the PUC 's decision became apparent. “What they have done to us today is egregious,” Honor the Earth executive director Winona LaDuke told Reuters . “They have gotten their Standing Rock. We will do everything that is neede...

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