Updated: July 15, 2021 10:35 PM
Created: July 15, 2021 04:44 PM
Actress Marisa Tomei and writer V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, joined in an anti-Line 3 protest Thursday at the Shell City Campground in Menahga, Minnesota.
They called on White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, President Biden, and Governor Tim Walz to stop the replacement project from continuing.
"President Biden was right stop the Keystone XL pipeline as one of the first actions of his presidency and this pipeline is no different,” said Tomei to a group assembled at the campground. “It will carry the same dirty tar sands oil that climate scientists have warned can be a tipping point to climate catastrophe. It’s imperative that we stop building pipelines that further our dependence on fossil fuels and instead invest in the transition to renewable energy now."
In response to the protests, a representative from Enbridge sent the following statement to WDIO:
“Protests to date have had relatively little impact on construction which is largely on track across five different construction zones working simultaneously along more than 330 miles replacing Line 3 in northern Minnesota. The replacement is over 70% complete in Minnesota, and is done in Canada, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The project is on track to be complete in Q4 of 2021.”
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