CLC host forum addressing growing economical and environment conncerns
Economy and the environment in rural Minnesota took center stage Monday at Central Lakes College during a forum featuring Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke. With growing economic and environmental concerns, the forum allowed an expert to answer the community’s questions.
A major topic during the forum’s Q&A session was concerns about the Sandpiper Pipe line through Minnesota and what kind of environmental and economical impacts it will have on rural Minnesota.
LaDuke says the pipeline doesn’t belong near Minnesota’s lakes and waterways because there’ve been too many spills by similar pipelines.
LaDuke also says if the Sandpiper Pipeline is built it’ll allow more oil pipelines to use the same route through Minnesota. And she says Minnesotans will assume a lot of risk from the pipeline yielding little reward, with little oil used in Minnesota.