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State Representatives Condemn Illegal Tampering of Pipelines, Encourage Governor to Speak Out Against Activists

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ST. PAUL, MN – Anti-pipeline environmental activists have illegally tampered with two Enbridge Energy lines in Northern Minnesota, attempting to turn off valves to stop oil flow.

State Representatives Dan Fabian (R-Roseau), Deb Kiel (R-Crookston) and Steve Green (R-Fosston), encouraged Governor Mark Dayton and Democrat leaders to speak out against these irresponsible protests and released the following joint statement:

“Extreme environmental activists have illegally tampered with pipelines in Northern Minnesota, risking public safety and an environmental incident. These kind of actions are deplorable and dangerous. We call on Governor Mark Dayton and Democrat leaders to condemn this illegal and reckless attempt to disrupt oil pipelines that needlessly endangered local citizens, Enbridge employees and first responders.”

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