The following statement is from Mel Olson and Todd Rothe from Minnesotans for Line 3
“What happened today is not civil disobedience. It is dangerous and potentially criminal activity that puts lives and the environment at risk. It is wrong and thankfully the Enbridge system prevented any accident from happening.
Claiming to be non-violent and wanting “justice” while trespassing and trying to damage an active oil pipeline is ecological hypocrisy. They could have created a disaster and put people and the environment at risk of serious damage.
Minnesota has rules and processes in place to regulate things like pipelines and it is not an option as to which laws can be ignored. We hope when these militant activists are prosecuted that this be treated as serious as it is to send a clear message that Minnesota does not stand for this.”