FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2019
MN350 commends Walz administration decision to continue suit against reckless Line 3 pipeline
MN350, a statewide climate justice organization, released a statement today applauding the announcement that Minnesota’s Department of Commerce will continue its appeal against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline.
Andy Pearson, Pipeline Resistance Organizer for MN350 and MN350 Action, said:
“Thank you to Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan for their commitment to continuing the Department of Commerce’s appeal against the Line 3 pipeline. As Gov. Walz said, it is critical to follow the process, the law, and the science — something the Public Utilities Commission failed to do last year.
“The Minnesota Department of Commerce documented the fact that Enbridge didn’t meet the state’s requirements for approving a tar sands pipeline like Line 3. Thousands of Minnesotans are grateful today that the DOC’s fact-based advocacy for the public interest will be heard at the Court of Appeals. Continuing the appeal was the right choice for an administration committed to taking on climate change and upholding indigenous sovereignty.”
MN350 and MN350 Action Executive Director Kevin Whelan added:
“The Walz-Flanagan administration has come into office during a critical moment in history, when we have a very short window left to address the climate crisis. Appealing the Line 3 decision was a principled and important act of leadership. Building a clean energy economy with good jobs, healthy air and water, and opportunities for everyone is a challenge and an opportunity that’s a great fit with the Walz-Flanagan #OneMinnesota agenda.”
Andy Pearson, MN350 & MN350 Action
MN350 is a statewide group with 20,000 supporters working to make Minnesota a national leader in a just transition to a clean energy economy. MN350 Action is its political and advocacy arm.