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Bemidji Meeting on Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Border Crossing

  • The Sanford Center 1111 Event Center Drive Northeast Bemidji, MN, 56601 United States (map)

On March 7th, the U.S. State Department will hold the only public meeting in the country on a proposed international tar sands pipeline expansion which would increase the flow of the world's dirtiest oil across the Mississippi River and through the tribal territory and wild rice beds of northern Minnesota.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY MAY BE ACCEPTED -- TALKING POINTS COMING SOON -- rsvp here and we'll email them as soon as they're available:



Everyone is welcome at this public meeting. The State Dept may accept public testimony (we'll post a confirmation as soon as we get one) but nobody will be required to testify. This is a federal hearing of national importance.

President Trump's State Department is trying to do this with as little public involvement as possible, so it's important that we show up and pack the room and let them know why this project is a disaster in the making for Minnesota, our climate, and our water.

PRE-HEARING EVENT focusing on clean energy solutions to be held offsite, likely 1-3pm the same day -- details coming very soon.

Technical background: This hearing is about whether the border crossing pipeline that is necessary to allow Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement project should be expanded. Because of a legal workaround at the international border, the name of the pipeline in question at this hearing is Line 67 (the Alberta Clipper), but the oil in question would fill an expanded Line 3. The hearing is to allow public input on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement, an environmental review document released by the Trump administration (which denies the basic and accepted science of climate change) that says that expanding the flow of tar sands oil would not have adverse environmental effects.

Make plans to come and invite everyone along with -- let's absolutely pack the room on Tuesday, March 7th.