A majority of the panel that advises Minnesota environmental regulators on environmental justice matters submitted their “collective and public resignation” Monday over the state’s approval of the controversial Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline project, Minnesota Public Radio reported. Twelve of the 17 members of the Environmental Justice Advisory Group quit, stating they “cannot continue to legitimize and provide cover for the MPCA’s war on Black and brown people.” Last Thursday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a key water permit allowing Enbridge to build its 340-mile Line 3 oil pipeline across the state, including across 40 watersheds where wild rice grows — a sacred food for the Ojibwe people. (MPR News, AP)