Akilah Sanders-Reed

School: Macalester College
Organization: Power Shift Network
Location: St Paul, MN

Akilah Sanders-Reed's Posts

On Monday, April 23, Administrative Law Judge Ann O’Reilly issued her recommendation to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission as to whether the Line 3 tar sands pipeline should be granted or denied the necessary permits.

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In historic move, judge grants Youth Climate Intervenors legal status to bring climate arguments to pipeline permitting process


ST. PAUL, MN— On July 3, a Minnesota judge made the historic decision to grant 13 young people legal status as an official stakeholder in the permitting case for Enbridge’s controversial Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

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Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline would put their futures at risk, so these young people are petitioning for a seat at the decision-making table. Now, Enbridge is trying to silence them.


On Monday, May 15, eight of 13 “Youth Climate Intervenors” appeared in front of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Administrative Law Judge to argue for a seat at the table in the case of Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline “replacement.” 

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