Print Column: Foolish Environmental Activists Say They’ll Make Minnesota’s Line 3 Another #NoDAPL Moment
MINOT, N.D.—Minnesota regulators have given Canadian company Enbridge approval to go forward with replacing their Line 3 pipeline.
That line was originally constructed in the 1960s but in recent years has needed constant maintenance to keep it in good working order. It needs replacement to cut down on the amount of digging and construction along its route.
But hard-core environmental activists have vowed to fight this replacement of an existing pipeline in the same way they fought the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
“All of us were at Standing Rock,” Winona LaDuke, a co-founder of Honor the Earth, a left-wing environmental group, told the Wall Street Journal recently. “They’re a long ways from getting a pipe.”