Minnesota Democrat Governor Tim Walz just had his annual forum at the University of Minnesota, and he was shouted down by leftwing protestors. The protestors held signs about the evils of oil, and were protesting the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Walz assured the protestors that he was doing all he could to “fight climate change.”
The protestors ended up taking to the stage and not letting Walz speak for a time. When Walz started speaking, the protestors remained on the stage with their signs.
This marks the second year in a row that Walz has been shouted down at this forum. The same thing occurred in 2019, which received some small amount of media coverage. This time, as far as Alpha News can tell, few outlets covered Walz being shouted down.
The latest protests against Walz come several weeks after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to approve the pipeline yet again, this time to accept the revised final environmental impact statement.
It remains unclear why the protestors at the UofM keep shouting Walz down, as his administration is so far blocking the pipeline from being built.
Enbridge has been trying to replace the pipeline for at least three years. The existing pipeline’s corrosion, and wear and tear, poses an environmental risk. The project would employ about 2,000 private sector union workers from Minnesota, and would create thousands of other jobs within the state and out of state.