Comment collection is now closed.
From February 12th-27th, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will accept public comment on the Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Line 3 pipeline.
We already know Line 3 is wrong for Minnesota. We need to make sure the PUC has every piece of information they need to make the right decision. That means doing a complete cultural resources survey along the route - providing absolutely essential information about Line 3’s impacts to Indigenous people. We need a complete review in order to say NO to this pipeline that threatens our water, climate, and communities.
Sign onto our comment letter below, or see our fact sheet / talking points for writing an original comment.
Line 3 Project Revised Final EIS Comments
Docket numbers 14-916 and 15-137
To the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission:
Despite the recent revisions, the Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) for Line 3 remains inadequate. The FEIS is missing a Traditional Cultural Properties Survey, despite the fact that five Indigenous Nations have repeatedly asked for its inclusion. The presence of sacred sites along the route is an absolutely critical piece of information, and should be a key part of the Commission’s decision-making -- not an afterthought. This project has massive consequences, and the Commission should have every piece of available information to help them make the right decision.
Although the FEIS is inadequate, the PUC already has plenty of reasons to say no to Line 3. We know that building this pipeline along the proposed route would put wild rice, lakes, and rivers at risk and lead to billions of dollars in damages from climate change. Line 3 would be an Indigenous rights, clean water, and climate catastrophe. When decision day comes, with full information at hand, the PUC should say no to this dangerous project.