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To: President Joe Biden and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Dear President Biden: Please stop the Line 3 Tars Sands Pipeline.
It’s time to #StopLine3. I urge you to revoke or amend Line 3’s presidential permit, as you did for Keystone XL, and direct the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately reevaluate and suspend or revoke the Line 3 project’s Clean Water Act Section 404 permit.
Why is this important?
Your administration did the right thing by cancelling the permit for Keystone XL.
Like Keystone XL, the Line 3 tar sands pipeline is a threat to our climate and water and violates Native American treaty rights.
The Enbridge corporation’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline project would expand the production of one of the world’s dirtiest fuels--tar sands crude oil--through 200 bodies of water in our treaty territory. These are lands where we have the right to hunt, fish and gather the sacred manoomin (wild rice). In the face of climate catastrophe, it would carry the carbon impact of 50 new coal plants.
The permits for this massive expansion were issued without proper review by the Trump Administration. The Army Corps of Engineers refused to prepare a federal Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3, even though the project would cross hundreds of bodies of water including the Mississippi headwaters.
I urge you to revoke or amend Line 3’s presidential permit, as you did for Keystone XL, and direct the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately reevaluate and suspend or revoke the Line 3 project’s Clean Water Act Section 404 permit.
Please take action to both honor treaty rights and science by stopping the construction of this dangerous pipeline. Please create good jobs by investing in clean water and clean energy for all our communities.