Doctors ask governor to halt Enbridge pipeline construction because of COVID-19 concerns
December 3, 2020
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.