WHO WE ARE:
Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup are landowners and citizens concerned about the liabilities of abandoning Enbridge’s old Line 3 oil pipeline.
- Corporate Responsibility - Enbridge should remove and remediate contamination, and prevent liability to landowners.
- Property Rights - Landowners should have a choice whether to remove or abandon the pipe on their land.
- Economic Development - Cleanup and removal, where appropriate, will create many jobs, and union workers should get them.
Abandonment vs. Cleanup: By the Numbers
- 282 - Miles proposed by Enbridge to be abandoned in Minnesota
- 178 - Miles out of the 282 Line 3 miles that have either a single pipeline on one side of it or no pipeline and, therefore, could be removed easily $1.28 billion - estimated cost of removal, a potential investment in our communities
- 25% - approximate percentage that would be for labor
- 8290 - estimated number of Minnesota jobs from removing Line 3
- 3 - the number of additional pipelines of similar age that Enbridge will want to abandon soon (Lines 1, 2, and 4)
*All Estimates Are Based on Enbridge's Data
What Landowners are saying:
"I want it out of the ground, period. Get it out. Clean it up. Remove it. Why aren't our opin- ions anywhere in their analysis? ... I'm this lit- tle guy here here. They're big with all the rights. What they want they get. ... They should respect the landowners' rights."
— Landowner James Hietala of Warba
“If Line 3 is not removed...it is generally ex- pected that Cities and its residents are re- sponsible for the clean-up. Since Line 3 runs directly through our Well Head Protection Ar- ea (WHPA), which is the sole source of munic- ipal water for two cities (Grand Rapids and LaPrairie), the City is requesting that you re- quire the total removal of Line 3 within the WHPA. In addition, the City requests that any contaminated soils within the WHPA be re- moved. Lastly, we request that Line 3 be re- moved in any urban developed areas.”
— Grand Rapids City Council
“If they can put a new line in right next to the old one, why can’t they take the old one out?”
— Landowner Donna Krueger of Swan River
“The Commerce Department recommends not only that the replacement for Line 3 be denied but that the current pipeline, operating now at a little under half its capacity, be shut down and removed."
- Minnesota Department of Commerce
Public Hearings on Line 3
These hearings are opportunities for landowners and concerned citizens to speak out against pipeline abandonment and in favor of pipe- line cleanup by removal. The hearings are:
- Tuesday October 10, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.), (6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.) IRA Civic Center 1401 NW 3rd Avenue, Grand Rapids
- Wednesday October 11, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. ), (6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. )East Lake Community Center 36666 State Hwy 65 ,McGregor
- Thursday October 12, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.), (6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. )Grand Casino Hinckley 777 Lady Luck Drive ,Hinckley
- Tuesday October 17, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.), (6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.) Sanford Center 1111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji
- Wednesday October 18, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. ), (6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. )Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN
- Wednesday October 25, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. ), (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)Cross Lake Community Center 14126 Daggett Pine Rd. Cross Lake
- Thursday October 26, 2017 (1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.), (6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. )River’s Edge Convention Center 10 Fourth Avenue S., St. Cloud
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