Enbridge’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline: nothing but trouble for Minnesota

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We’re not supposed to swim or fish in 40 percent of Minnesota’s waters, Gov. Mark Dayton says, because they are so polluted. Forty percent! This year, he wisely set a goal of improving water quality by 25 percent by 2025.Isabel Watson“Clean water is your right, it is also your responsibility and mine too,” Dayton said, according to a Minnesota Daily story.This will take a lot of work – Dayton’s plan requires farmers, scientists, business leaders, and others to collaborate on water quality policies and investments.An unnecessary projectWe bring this to mind because Enbridge, a Canadian energy transportation company, is proposing to expand its tar sands crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. It’s called Enbridge Line 3. As a high school student...

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