Tag: oil pipelines
“By turning so much of the land in this state into critical infrastructure, the average person can find themselves facing five years in prison for literally just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
"The response of the government to protest ought to be engaging on the issue, listening to the concerns of the people that are speaking out, and trying to respect and work with them, not stifle First Amendment rights."
“It was trouble finding out how many jobs the pipeline would create.”
The bills have forced the hands of activists across the country, diverting time and energy that would be spent organizing towards fending off the model bills.
"This is a huge victory not just for Greenpeace but for anyone and everyone who has ever stood up against powerful corporate interests."
“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”
“The bottom line is we want to stop the project, so whatever tools are available to do that — so I’m not ruling out anything.”
The outrageous amount of violations have led local governments to draft new legislation on permits and construction regulations for oil pipeline projects.
"We know we can't expect corporate polluters to look out for our health, but we should be able to count on our enforcement agencies to protect us."
Tribal groups say Enbridge's plan is the worst possible route.