Minnesota Regulators To Make Key Sandpiper Oil Pipeline DecisionsThe Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meets Thursday to make some important decisions on how to proceed with Enbridge Energy's proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
Bid To Block Alberta Clipper Pipeline RejectedA federal judge has rejected the key claims in a lawsuit that sought to block a capacity expansion on the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline ProposalEnding a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
Court: Environmental Study Required For Pipeline CertificateThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed regulators' decision to grant a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, saying Monday that state regulators must complete an environmental impact statement before the certificate can be issued.
Several Thousand Gather For St. Paul Protest Against PipelineHundreds have gathered in St. Paul to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline. The rally takes place one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.
Enbridge To Hold Open Houses Along Line 3 RouteEnbridge Energy Partners opens a series of open houses across northern Minnesota on Wednesday along the route of its proposed Line 3 Replacement Project. The first meeting is in the northwestern Minnesota community of Clearbrook.
Good Question: What Is The Keystone XL Pipeline?Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 - 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they'd bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.
Railroads, Pipeline Companies To Pay For SafetyA new Minnesota law aims to protect the state from hazards created by increasing amounts of oil passing through Minnesota by rail and pipeline. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. The law requires railroad and oil pipeline companies operating in Minnesota to help pay for training and emergency preparedness programs.
Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone SquabbleThe Senate has voted to take up a bill that supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to use as a vehicle to authorize immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.
Hearings Set On Alberta Clipper Oil PipelineFollowing a hearing Tuesday night in Hallock, the Public Utilities Commission has hearings set for Wednesday in Thief River Falls and Cass Lake, and Thursday in Floodwood and Duluth.
Minnesota Man Dies At Site Of New Ohio PipelineAuthorities say a 31-year-old worker from northern Minnesota died after an accident at a gas pipeline construction site in far eastern Ohio. Investigators from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department say the man was driving a pipe loader on a hill Thursday and tried to jump from it when he thought it was sliding into a ditch.
Meetings Slated On N.D.-To-Wis. Oil PipelineA Canadian pipeline company is holding meetings this week in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin on a proposed pipeline designed to move crude out of western North Dakota's booming oil patch.