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Land Defenders Vow to Continue Struggle as Enbridge Announces Oil Will Start Flowing Through Line 3

HeadlineSep 30, 2021

In Minnesota, Canadian pipeline company Enbridge said construction on the contested Line 3 crude oil pipeline is complete and oil will start flowing as early as Friday. Indigenous leaders and land and water defenders, who have been resisting Line 3 for years, often putting their own bodies on the line, vowed to continue the fight against the pipeline. Line 3 is set to carry over half a million barrels of tar sands every day, threatening local waters and lands, and doubling Minnesota’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Meanwhile, environmental activists celebrated the cancellation of the fracked gas PennEast pipeline earlier this week. Local residents, officials and advocates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania led a years-long battle against the project.

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