Jobs For Minnesotans stands in solidarity with the workers and communities affected by today’s actions. No matter the outcome of the investigation, putting lives and the environment at risk does not represent peaceful and lawful protest.
ENBRIDGE SUSPICIOUS DEVICE STATEMENT
Today Enbridge workers and contractors working on the company’s Line 3 replacement project observed a group of protesters, one of whom threw a suspicious device onto the construction site. The protesters then rushed to drive away from the scene. Our workers reported the incident to local authorities, and have been evacuated from the site as emergency responders investigate.
Out of an abundance of caution Enbridge has shut down its pipelines in the area.
Putting the lives of workers and others at risk is unacceptable. Protestors need to know actions that put people in harm’s way will be prosecuted, and that we are working with the police and other authorities to assure worker safety.
Media Contact: Nancy Norr, Board Chair