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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, workers make sure that each section of the Enbridge replacement Line 3 that is joined passes muster in Superior, Wisc. The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline says it's pulling the plug on the conten

 

 

About 100 people gathered at a Minneapolis park Thursday before marching to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office to promote shutting down reconstruction of an aging oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.

 

The half-hour program at Gold Medal Park included singing and speeches by activists insisting that Klobuchar pursue at least a delay on สมัครเกมออนไลน์ the final segment of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 project. One prominent opponent, Winona LaDuke, founder of the Indigenous-based environmental group Honor the Earth, mentioned Klobuchar by first name on several occasions and said the senator should demand a more thorough environmental impact study for the project.

 

“You need to be the woman who stands up for the water, Amy,” LaDuke said.

 

Opponents of Enbridge's more than $7 billion project to replace Line 3 say it would add to the growing climate change problem and risk spills in sensitive areas where Native Americans harvest wild rice, hunt, fish, gather medicinal plants, and claim treaty rights. Enbridge says the new Line 3 will be made of stronger steel and will better protect the environment while restoring its capacity to carry oil and ensure reliable deliveries to U.S. refineries.

 

Marco Hernández, a community organizer and member of Gov. Tim Walz's climate change council, criticized the Democratic governor and Klobuchar for “turning a blind eye” on the hazards of the project. The pipeline's path through Native American lands is “breaking not just one, but multiple treaties,” he said.

 

Before walking less than a mile to Klobuchar's office, the group sang a song that included the refrain, “We will stop Line 3. The people and the water will flow free.”



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