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Letter: The protests of Line 3 are not over

The protests of Line 3 are not over.

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The Post Bulletin has recently published two comments suggesting that Line 3 protesters pick up and go home now that oil is flowing. This, of course, ignores the legitimate unresolved issues of Native Americans, but also we have now seen that, by good alternative reporting, that there are a number of unreported blowouts on the line, and an illegal penetration of an aquifer which is impacting wells and a lake. The DNR has fined the company $3 million and ordered a complicated solution to the problem.

Unless advocates continue to focus on the pipeline, it is likely to be ignored by the media and the operators will do what they want.

Ray Schmitz, Rochester

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