MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Protesters against updating an oil pipeline are making their voices heard, and gathered for a rally at the governor’s residence Saturday.
This week Minnesota regulators granted key permits for Enbridge’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline to be replaced in Minnesota.READ MORE: 'What Are The Odds?': Mountain Biker's Life Saved By Off-Duty Doctor On Minnesota Trail
Organizers say they’re concerned about possible damage to water sources, and the environment, especially on indigenous lands.
“I am really hurt by the decision that have been made but we want to remind people that many of us have made a promise to stop this pipeline and we area still going to do that,” Taysha Martineau, of the Fond du Lac Reservation, said.READ MORE: Minneapolis Man Charged In Conspiracy To Distribute Fentanyl
Enbridge says replacing it will allow it to move oil more safely while creating thousands of jobs.
Minnesota’s segment is the only one not yet updated.
The project been working its way through regulatory agencies and courts for six years.MORE NEWS: Kerfoot Canopy Tour Offers A Unique View Of Minnesota's Fall Colors
WCCO reached out to Gov. Tim Walz’s office, but they declined to comment.