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Kevynn Gomez, (202) 222-0709, kgomez@foe.org

Press Release

Klobuchar Must Reject Line 3 Pipeline or Contradict Her Green New Deal Support

Activists urge senator to reject polluting pipeline
MINNEAPOLIS -

Local community members and environmental activists from across Minnesota held a rally outside Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office today to urge her to oppose Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline project. To remain in line with the senator’s Green New Deal support, the activists delivered a letter to Klobuchar’s office signed by over 1,300 Minnesotans in support of complete elimination of fossil fuels as part of the progressive climate policy.

If built, the Line 3 pipeline would endanger freshwater resources that local communities rely on. It would pass through the heart of the Indigenous Anishinaabe community’s territory and threaten critical resources on Ojibwe treaty lands.

“There's no room in the Green New Deal for the giant, polluting Line 3 pipeline,” said Abigayle Reese, Friends of the Earth Minnesota grassroots organizer. “A Green New Deal that eliminates fossil fuels is the only solution that matches the size and scope of the climate crisis we face. Minnesota needs a bold Green New Deal that will eliminate fossil fuels to fight our current climate crisis and remove polluting oil infrastructure like the dirty Line 3 pipeline from criss-crossing our state.”

Sen. Klobuchar signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and is co-sponsor of the Green New Deal in Congress. Yet Klobuchar does not yet support a ban on fracking or an end to fossil fuel exports, and has remained completely silent on the Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

“The Line 3 pipeline demonstrates exactly why we need to move away from fossil fuels and advance a strong and just Green New Deal,” Abigayle Reese added. “If Sen. Klobuchar truly supports a Green New Deal, she must stop Line 3.”

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Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world. Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.

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