Band continues action to stop Line 3
December 23, 2020
The Mille Lacs Band has been opposed to the Line 3 pipeline since Enbridge applied for a permit in 2015, and in a letter to Band members last month, elected officials reviewed the Band’s legal actions .
"The fact is, the Band government is as passionately opposed to the proposed Line 3 replacement route as our Band members are, and we are fighting back through the best means available to government — the courts," the letter stated.
In 2015, the Band retained one of the top environmental law firms in Minnesota to represent the Band on this matter. The Band has filed legal documents 73 times, most recently on December 7, 2020 — a 33-page brief in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.