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Duluth Public Hearing on Line 3 Pipeline (Oct 18 Duluth MN)

  • DECC - Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center 350 Harbor Dr Duluth, Minnesota 55802 (map)

The State of Minnesota is holding nine public hearings in September and October on whether or not to build the new Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Show up, speak out! 

Hearing is 1-4 and 6-9pm with a two hour break from 4-6pm. You can register to testify beginning a half hour before the hearing start time. Speaking is by random drawing.

Testimony talking points -- please plan to speak out if you can:

Testimony is limited to roughly three minutes. Testifiers can cross-examine Enbridge and State of MN witnesses and receive answers as part of their testimony. All testimony becomes part of the public record. The hearing is run by Judge Ann O'Reilly, who will ultimately be recommending whether the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission should approve or deny Enbridge's application to build this new pipeline.

Other hearings statewide -- find the one nearest you:

More Line 3 info:

In 2014, the Canadian company Enbridge Energy announced plans to construct a “replacement” pipeline in place of the old and failing Line 3 Pipeline. Their proposal is not a true replacement, however, because they are proposing to abandon the old Line 3 in the ground and build a new Line 3 twice the size of the old pipe, carrying as much tar sands oil as Keystone XL. Furthermore, the route for the new pipeline is designed to tear through 160 miles of new corridor, under and alongside some of Minnesota’s best wild rice lakes and the headwaters of the Mississippi.

Enbridge Energy, the largest pipeline company in the world, is responsible for the largest-ever inland oil spill in the continental United States, and has a long history of violations, fines, deception, and deferred maintenance. The people of Minnesota refuse to let this irresponsible foreign corporation destroy our climate, our wild rice, our communities, and our water! We’ve fought hard every step of the way, and we won’t stop until Line 3 is denied.

These hearings are also part of a public comment period, during which you will be able to submit written comments online! We’ll post links here once the comment period begins.