PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN FOR US ARMY CORPS PERMITS!
The federal review process for a new Line 3 pipeline has begun. The US Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments through Jan. 21, 2019. Enbridge needs permits from the Army Corps in order to cross navigable waters and wetlands. Of the 211 waterbodies that the new pipeline corridor would cross, 3 are considered “navigable waters” - the Red River of the North along the ND border in Kittson County, the Red Lake River in Pennington County, and the Mississippi River in Aitkin County. Of the 330 mile new route, the proposed pipeline would cross 78 miles of wetlands, impacting over 1,000 acres of wetland temporarily during construction, and 11 acres permanently.
Although they promise that “any adverse effects on historic properties will be resolved prior to USACE authorization,” the Army Corps is starting this public input process before the completion of the Tribal Cultural Surveys, for which the impacted Ojibwe governments have fought hard.
If you are able, please submit a comment to voice your opinion about the pipeline, and request a public hearing:
Email - CEMVP-L3R-PN-Comments@usace.army.mil
Mail - St. Paul District Corps of Engineers, 180 5th Street E., Suite 700, Saint Paul MN 55101
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