SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99¢/month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Letter: The protests of Line 3 are not over

The protests of Line 3 are not over.

Letter to the Editor graphic

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

Related Topics: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
What to read next
I am writing in response to an op-ed piece by Cal Thomas on Jan. 12 (“School daze in Chicago points to private solution”) that contained more than his usual dose of lies and untruths.
A real patriot recognizes that America is a democracy which chooses its leaders with free and fair elections, that his or her preferred candidate will not always win, and would never use or promote violence to attempt to subvert a legitimate election.
Please, don’t let us go down in history as the generation who let our democracy slip away.
The Rochester School District has benefited first hand watching and evaluating Dr. Pekel’s leadership which has been steady, strategic, and strong in these challenging times.