Backers of Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Petition Governor Walz to Support Project
James Allen | Jan 11, 2019 AT 7:29 am
Backers of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline across northern Minnesota are calling on new Governor Tim Walz to support the controversial project. Supporters delivered a petition with more than 25-hundred signatures to Walz urging him to drop the Dayton administration's appeal of the state P-U-C permits for the oil pipeline replacement. Opponents of the pipeline upgrade warn that it will threaten water quality and poses other environmental risks. But Aitkin County Commissioner Anne Marcotte claims the pipeline is the most safe and reliable way to transport oil and said "to have it on the rails is not in the best interest of anybody or any company." Walz has not yet indicated whether he will continue the appeal of the Public Utilities Commission's approval of the project.