NCEL Press Release

State Legislators Urge Halting Construction of the Line 3 Pipeline in Northern Minnesota

June 9, 2021

Region

Midwest

NCEL Point of Contact

Clara Summers
Climate and Energy Manager

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Over 90 members of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), representing 29 states call on the Biden Administration to halt the construction of the Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota.

The letter expresses concerns that the pipeline threatens water quality and the treaty rights of Tribal nations, while also adding the same amount of annual emissions to the atmosphere as 50 coal plants.

The letter was spearheaded by Minnesota State Representative Frank Hornstein and can be viewed here: https://www.ncelenviro.org/app/uploads/2021/10/Line-3-Sign-On-Letter-1.pdf