Democratic presidential candidates find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to Minnesota voters where there’s a fight over a crude-oil pipeline. They have to choose between what environmentalists want and what the trade unions demand.
The Associated Press reports progressive candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have condemned a Canadian company’s plan to replace its old and deteriorating Line 3 pipeline, which carries Canadian crude across the forests and wetlands of northern Minnesota and into northern Wisconsin. They’ve sided with environmental and tribal groups that have been trying to stop the project for years, arguing that the oil should stay in the ground.
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