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Doctors ask governor to halt Enbridge pipeline construction because of COVID-19 concerns


December 3, 2020

David Joles – Star Tribune

Jerry Striegel of St. Paul, left, and John Munter of Warba held signs during a press conference about concerns around the adequacy of Enbridge's COVID19 plans to begin construction on the Line 3 replacement pipeline and seen Wednesday outside the governor's residence in St. Paul.

Health professionals and northern Minnesota residents pleaded with Gov. Tim Walz to halt construction of Enbridge's controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline, saying the project will draw thousands of out-of-state workers who could accelerate the spread of COVID-19.

Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, at an event with climate justice group MN350, held a socially distanced media event and rally Wednesday morning in front of the governor's residence in St. Paul.

Enbridge received a final permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday, and on Tuesday started building the replacement for its deteriorating and aging Line 3.


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