Judge Rules Enbridge Energy's Line 3 Project Should Follow Existing Route An administrative law judge says Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than the company's preferred route.  
Appeals Court Allows Necessity Defense For Protesters Who Shut Down PipelinesFour protesters can present an unusual "necessity defense" against criminal charges stemming from efforts to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
Agency Won't Reschedule St. Cloud Pipeline HearingsThe Public Utilities Commission says it will not reschedule public hearings in St. Cloud on Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Enbridge Line 3 Gets Public Hearing In St. PaulEnbridge wants to replace the 282 miles of the existing pipeline in Minnesota, which was built in the 1960s, with a new 337-mile pipeline.
Ojibwe Bands To Hold Public Meetings On Line 3 Pipeline PlanSix Ojibwe bands that oppose Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline will open public meetings this week as part of their own environmental assessment.
State Department Grants Permit For Alberta Clipper PipelineThe State Department has granted Enbridge Energy a presidential permit for the final piece of its project to boost the capacity of its Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.
Protests Expected As Enbridge Pipeline Debate Shifts To Public HearingsMinnesota kicks off public hearings this week on whether regulators should allow Enbridge Energy to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Commerce Department: Proposed Enbridge Pipeline 'Unnecessary'For the past three years, Enbridge Energy has been seeking state approval for its Line Three replacement oil pipeline.
Commerce Dept. Recommends Against Line 3 PlanMinnesota's demand for gasoline appears unlikely to increase over the long term, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said.
Midwestern Enbridge Pipeline Protests To EscalateProtests are ratcheting up against Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada to Wisconsin.
Comment Period Open For Aging Northern Minnesota Pipeline ReplacementThe Minnesota Department of Commerce kicked off a comment period Monday that will include 22 public meetings as it released a draft environmental review of Enbridge Energy's proposed replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Gov. Dayton: Pipeline Replacement Will Be VetoedDemocratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he would veto a bill allowing a Canadian energy company to bypass Minnesota regulators and build a replacement for an aging pipeline.

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