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Minnesota Court of Appeals Upholds Permits for Enbridge's Line 3

With Eviction Notice Due to Expire, Water Protectors Vow to Stay Camped at the Banks of the Mississippi

 

Tribes say an 1855 Treaty forbids Enbridge from putting in the oil pipeline. Minnesota courts differ. (Photo/Darren Thompson)

ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) approval of Enbridge's Line 3 is valid. The Red Lake Indian Nation, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and other organizations challenged the PUC's approval of the controversial Line 3 replacement project by filing an appeal.

"The people of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe are very disappointed in this decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals," White Earth Band of Ojibwe Tribal Chairman Mike Fairbanks said in a press conference. "The camps that are put in place, they're all located on public, state lands which is our land to exercise our treaty rights. I'm very proud and amazed of the women who are leading these camps."

Chairman Fairbanks commented in a press conference that the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Justice and President Biden may have to get involved to avoid another "Standing Rock situation".

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/minnesota-court-of-appeals-upholds-permits-for-enbridge-s-line-3-with-eviction-notice-due-to-expire-water-protectors-vow-to-stay-camped-at-the-banks-of-the-mississippi

 

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