Governor Tim Walz is defending his stance on Enbridge Line 3, the day after more than a thousand protesters at the State Capitol demanded he halt construction on the controversial pipeline:

Nancy Beaulieu with MN-350 from Bemidji: “When the governor told us during his campaign, no Line 3 and that we’ll honor (the) treaty, we don’t see this right now and this is why we are here — ’cause we are still here!”

Walz says through this whole thing, he followed the science, the process and the law:

“I’ve made the case and shown policies that we need to move away from fossil fuels but, in the meantime if we’re gonna transport oil, we need to do it as safely as we possibly can with the most modern equipment, and my job was to make sure that that’s what was happening on this.”