Mille Lacs Band Voices Concern About Sandpiper Pipeline
Enbridge’s Sandpiper Pipeline would take crude oil from North Dakota and pipe it through Minnesota to tankers in Wisconsin. Because part of the proposed route goes through the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s land, they say it’s their duty to speak for the land they’ve lived on for thousands of years.
The Public Utilities Commission says they sent out a notice on May 22nd about their voting today on whether or not the Sandpiper Pipeline is needed. And even if it’s voted through there will still be months of meetings and hearings ahead before they decide on the route.