Members of The Squad are due to oppose Minneapolis Petroleum Line 3 this weekend.
Representatives on Friday called on President Joe Biden to take federal action and “follow” the pledge made by Ilhan Omar, Corey Bush, Alyana Presley and Rashida Taliban to fight climate change.
“The rejection of fossil fuels in the world must be done without any thought,” Omar said. Make no mistake, they want to prioritize corporate profits over the lives of indigenous women and the future of our planet.
“I came here today to help close the door,” said Tibel.
But local leaders and trade union representatives say the pipeline is nearing completion because progressive representation is too late.
We have reached more than 90 percent of this. We have faced all the challenges and we have overcome all the challenges so I do not believe for a minute that it will affect any of our workforce. According to Dan Olsen, Local 1091 Business Manager of North American Workers’ Union (LIA)! Newsweek.
“We have a few people who can’t accept the truth,” said Jason George, business manager of the IUOE Local 49 Business Association ahead of a visit by lawmakers.
Controversy has plagued the pipeline project since the start of construction of the Canadian company Enbrridge. Line 3 is intended as a replacement for the 52-year-old crude oil field from Alberta, Canada. Midwest of the United States.
Enbridge said replacing it after years of rust was an important safety improvement. The line is so damaged that it can only run at 51 percent capacity.
Opponents of the pipeline have argued that the project violates agreements with indigenous peoples and nations along the way. It also exacerbates global warming and threatens oil spills on key waterways.
Thousands of people rallied last week to protest the pipeline in the state capital of St. Paul, Minnesota. Star Tribune Reported.
On Friday, the Squad took direct action against Enbridge, claiming it was “one of the worst security records” in the world, with an estimated 800 leaks over the past two decades – on the Kalamazu River in Michigan, the largest inland. Pouring into American history.
Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes said Newsweek It is clear that these officials have misrepresented Line 3 and the benefits of the project to Northern Minnesota.
The company said the group’s climate change claim was “unfounded” and did not “violate contract rights.”
“Safety and security are our daily focus,” Barnes added. A.D. In 2020, Enrique delivered the largest amount of oil to 4 billion barrels in our 71-year history.
The group will continue its visit to Minnesota on Saturday with a discussion on “violations of the agreement and the lack of ethnic consent.”
They will also visit Mississippi’s main waterfront, where news from Bush’s office will be heard from indigenous leaders on the “impact of the pipeline on their land and environment.”
Hours before their arrival on Friday, Republican congressman Pete Stuber and other state leaders pledged to protect energy independence and “well-paying jobs.”
“More than 5,000 trained trade unions are working on this project,” said Tabuber. By the way, this is an economic benefit to our friends and neighbors in our community.
Minnesota Democrat-Farmer Workers’ Party government spokesman Dave Lisgarder said Friday that the pipeline is “going to be done.”
“It’s time to move on and move on,” said Lislagard. Labor Men and women have done special work. … Stop using the state of Minnesota for your forum.