NO NEW FOSSIL FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE
In order to make a transition to a carbon-free future, we need to stop investing in old, dirty technology. Youth are leading the movement to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline and all other proposed new fossil fuel projects to help Minnesota transition to clean energy sources.
The Line 3 pipeline would move 760,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil through the lake country and sacred Anishinaabe treaty territory of northern Minnesota every day, and enable as many annual greenhouse gas emissions as 50 coal plants. The resulting $287 billion in damage from climate change over the next 30 years of the pipeline’s operation would overshadow any other climate policy implemented in Minnesota during that time. Building long-term investments in the fossil fuel industry is irresponsible in light of the climate crisis and the threat these projects pose to indigenous communities.
That’s why the Youth Climate Intervenors, a group of 13 young people ages 25 and under, intervened in the legal process on Line 3 to represent themselves and their generation’s right to a stable future. Young people, tribal governments, indigenous organizers, and environmentalists have built a powerful movement against Line 3 over the last four years, and just recently headed to court to reverse the illegal approval of the pipeline’s permits. MN Can’t Wait calls on our elected officials, especially Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, to stop Line 3 and reject all future fossil fuel projects.