Omar, McCollum join state DFLers asking Biden to intervene in Line 3
August 31, 2021
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democratic members of Congress and scores of Minnesota state lawmakers on Monday called for "urgent intervention" from President Joe Biden on the nearly completed Line 3 pipeline project.
The group of 63 elected officials - most of whom are DFL state legislators - signed a letter to Biden on Monday that continued an ongoing chorus of demands for government action on the $3 billion-plus project.
"In recent weeks, we have seen concerning violations of treaty rights by public agencies and private actors, ongoing violence against Indigenous women, and environmental impacts that will have long-lasting impacts on hunting, fishing, and wild rice gathering as we grapple with the climate crisis," the lawmakers wrote.