Students Concerned About Line 3 Consequences for Minnesota

Posted on December 28th, 2020 by

In the face of the climate crisis, students in Minnesota have become increasingly concerned with the development of Enbridge’s proposed expansion of the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline. Here on the Hill, the Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) has been working to educate members and the campus community about what the construction of Line 3 would mean for Minnesota and our climate. In fact, a few students, Alexander Terpkosh, Juliet White, and Abigayle Paulson, have written an opinion editorial about the line linked here. If completed, this new Line 3 route would be one of the largest crude oil pipelines in the United States. The proposed route will cross over 200 rivers and streams, including the Mississippi headwaters, and over 800 wetlands. The proposed route will cut through Indigenous treaty lands and threaten sacred wild rice sites found nowhere else in the world. The expansion of Line 3 would result in the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of 50 new coal-fired power plants. As Line 3 resistance unfolds, students are becoming increasingly involved in the fight for climate justice.

Students have found the resources below to be informative and mobilizing. EAC would encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to engage with the links below. 

Here are some resources with more information relating to Line 3


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