New environmental impact study needed for Line 3

ST. PAUL–The Public Utilities Commission is asking the Minnesota Department of Commerce to “re-do” the environmental impact statement for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.

State regulators are calling for a report on further environmental review within 60 days.

Youth climate activist Brent Murcia says they want a thorough job evaluating risk of an oil spill in Lake Superior’s watershed.

He hopes it isn’t “just going to be going through the motions of revising this and then rubber-stamping a new permit.”

Nancy Norr with the group Jobs for Minnesotans say they also want a thorough evaluation but expects it will find the risk will be “minimal if not nonexistent.”

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