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Reader Opinion: Thankful for Line 3

For those of us who supported the project and the need to have a safe and reliable source of energy, replacing Line 3 always made sense.

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Last year thousands of people came to Minnesota from around the country to protest, threaten workers and try to stop the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project.

Line 3 opponents claimed we do not need pipelines. The Biden Administration now wants Canada to use pipelines to export more oil to the U.S. because of whatโ€™s happening around the world.

I wonder where those opponents are now and what they think about how wrong they were.

For those of us who supported the project and the need to have a safe and reliable source of energy, replacing Line 3 always made sense. I never could understand why anyone that is "green" friendly would not want a new pipeline with modern technology to greatly reduce the possibility of a spill.

Seeing what is happening now in the world and the fact the U.S. needs Canada to import more oil, we should all be thankful that Line 3 was replaced and restored to its full capacity. Our past president had the USA more energy independent. My guess is we will never hear an opponent say that, but thatโ€™s OK.

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We are thankful they were not successful stopping what is now an even more important project for our country and our region.

Clinton Lilyquist II

Longville

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