Oil has been flowing through the completed pipeline for months now, but the White Earth Band of Ojibwe — Minnesota's largest Native American tribe with about 20,000 members — continues fighting the project in court, and through extraordinary surveillance efforts.
Wieland writes, "The Line 3 radical environmental activists should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, just as the Jan. 6th rioters are being. If it is wrong for the Jan. 6th rioters, it is wrong for the Line 3 environmental activists."
As reported earlier this week by Forum News Service, the Minnesota segment is the last portion of the 1,000-mile line that stretches from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin. It is expected to transport nearly 32 million gallons of oil per day.
With the announcement of the substantial completion of the Line 3 replacement project, pipeline safety is a concern for many in Minnesota. Enbridge this week addressed the concerns in a virtual open house.