June 28, 2018

Lorne Stockman, lorne [at]

Oil Change International statement on approval of Line 3 Certificate of Need

In response to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimous approval of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline’s Certificate of Need, Oil Change International’s Senior Research Analyst Lorne Stockman released the following statement:

“This decision represents a complete failure by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to hear the concerns of Indigenous communities and other Minnesotans demanding the rejection of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. It’s a failure for our climate, and for the water that will be at risk if this pipeline is built. The fact that some commissioners expressed regret in being forced to come to this decision exposes not only the failure in the existing law, but also the failure of courage of the commission to do the right thing. We stand with Minnesotans who will continue to resist this unnecessary pipeline.”