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Stop the Sandpiper Pipeline

This January, hearings happened across the state on the Sandpiper Pipeline which would pump 375,000 barrels per day of fracked oil across northern Minnesota from North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin, and from there to refineries in Illinois and/or export terminals on the Gulf Coast. 

The Sandpiper Pipeline – a nearly 600 mile, 24 inch or larger interstate pipeline along a 

new route across northern Minnesota, where leaks and ruptures would endanger the Mississippi headwaters, Lake Superior, and tribal lands as it crosses wetlands, lakes, state forest and wild rice harvesting areas. And of course, would signficantly increase carbon pollution that leads to climate change. 

On January 5th, MNIPL Board Members testified against the Sandpiper. You can read Cathy Velasquez Ebherhart's testimony here, and Terry Hokenson's testimony here! On January 6th MNIPL Board Member Bill Mittlefeldht testified at the Sandpiper Hearing in Duluth, you can read his testimony here!