Meanwhile, the fight against Line 3 in Minnesota is continuing on the ground as Enbridge plows ahead with construction.
"Clean water and unpolluted land capable of providing sustenance is essential to our survival... [and] Line 3 poses an existential threat to our well-being."
“Are willing to put our children’s futures on the line to allow through a Canadian corporation to do as it wishes and to suppress the rights of our citizens.”
“This is a victory not only for us but for all landowners.”
"No oil pipeline is safe, and TransCanada’s record over the past decade does little to assuage concerns of a spill."
"Thanks to the courageous activists who stood up to them, they have failed."
A DeSmog investigation found that Falcon’s construction has struggled with drilling problems and has continued even while one key water-crossing for the pipeline lacked state or federal permits.
“Constructing pipelines through rivers, streams and wetlands without analyzing the impacts on imperiled species is unconscionable."
Nationwide, pipeline companies had already trimmed $1.9 billion from their 2020 budgets.