Mar 16, 2021 - News
Jane Fonda visits Minnesota to protest Line 3 oil pipeline replacement
Image: Jane Fonda/Twitter

Actress and activist Jane Fonda made a cameo in Northern Minnesota yesterday to protest the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project.

What she's saying: "We're here to try to stop it," Fonda said in a video posted to Twitter.

The backdrop: Construction on the Minnesota portion of the Enbridge Energy project began in December, following approval from state regulators.

  • Opponents, who want the Biden administration to halt progress, have been demonstrating near the site for months.

The other side: A group of House Republicans who support the project slammed Fonda's claims as "truly Oscar worthy" in a statement:

  • "This project has been studied time and time again and found to be safe for the environment and good for the economy."

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