Enbridge lives up to its values

Friday, April 30, 2021

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Enbridge lives up to its values

Lorraine Little: "Enbridge has lived up to its values of safety, integrity, respect and inclusion by engaging with tribal leaders, finding solutions to tough issues, and upholding its project permit conditions. We look forward to completing remaining L3RP construction later this year and to following through on our commitment to safely delivering the energy we all use every day."

Written By: Lorraine Little | 

Winona LaDuke is known for her environmental advocacy. Unfortunately, as I read her latest commentary, what I found were half-truths that serve no one … especially not the protection of the environment ("An Enbridge inventory, so far," Forum News Service column).

“Cultural whitewashing”: LaDuke claims Enbridge is spending money to befriend tribal people while opposing them in court. The truth is that Enbridge has demonstrated ongoing respect for tribal sovereignty. As the result of our negotiations with tribal leadership, the Line 3 Replacement Project (L3RP) was routed outside of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation, and through Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa land. The two tribes directly impacted by the pipeline have spoken and written repeatedly in support of the L3RP project.


Enbridge also made a commitment to invest $100 million in project dollars specifically with tribal nations, communities and contractors. When construction started in December, we had already invested $180 million. In addition, nearly 400 Native men and women were working on Line 3, comprising roughly 7% of the workforce, before we paused construction earlier this month.


Read more here: Duluth News Tribune

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