Enbridge Says Line 3 Replacement Pipeline Complete; Oil To Flow FridayEnbridge announced Wednesday that construction on the upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is "substantially complete" and that the company will start filling it with oil later this week.
Enbridge Says Line 3 Replacement Is Complete, Will Open FridayThe project was completed despite stiff opposition from tribes, environmentalists and others that the 337-mile pipeline violated treaty rights, would worsen climate change and would risk spills. Enbridge said it was necessary to replace and expand a deteriorating pipeline built in the 1960s.
DNR Fines Enbridge Energy $3.32M For Violating Environmental Laws During Line 3 ConstructionThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Enbridge Energy breached an aquifer during construction of their Line 3 pipeline, causing more than 24 million gallons of groundwater to flow out of it.
Rep. Omar, Other Members Of 'The Squad' Speaking Out Against Line 3 PipelineEnbridge says the Line 3 pipeline is more than 90% done, and will be up and running by the end of the year. But that's not stopping protestors and officials like Rep. Ilhan Omar and her D.C. colleagues from trying to halt the project.
Appeals Court Affirms MPCA's Decision That Water, Wetlands Will Be Protected During Line 3 ConstructionThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s approval of a key environmental permit in Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project.
Protesters Gather At State Capitol In Opposition Of Line 3 PipelineThe Minnesota Supreme Court this week refused to hear an appeal by opponents of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. That means a decision regulators made earlier this summer to let construction proceed will stand.
Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Wild Rice Against Enbridge Energy Line 3 PipelineOne of the only "rights of nature" cases to be filed in the U.S., it also claims a violation of treaty rights.
Line 3 Opponents Appeal To Minn. Supreme Court As Lt. Gov. Flanagan Reiterates Opposition To PipelineTribal and environmental groups opposed to Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline project asked the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a lower court decision affirming the approvals granted by independent regulators that allowed construction to begin last December.
2 Line 3 Oil Pipeline Workers Fired After Beltrami Co. Sex Sting ArrestsMinnesota State Sen. Mary Kunesh said that an earlier trafficking sting in February also resulted in charges against two Enbridge Line 3 employees, in Itasca County.
Minn. Court Affirms Approvals Of Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project; Opponents Vow To Stand Their GroundThe Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators' key approvals of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week.
Small Minneapolis Event Eyes Sen. Amy Klobuchar To Help Stop Line 3About 100 people gathered at a Minneapolis park Thursday before marching to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office to promote shutting down reconstruction of an aging oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.
U.S. Border Officials Investigating Use Of Low-Flying Helicopter For Dispersal At Enbridge Pipeline ProtestsU.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating the use of a helicopter that flew low over oil pipeline protesters on Monday in northern Minnesota.
‘Water Is Life, Protect The Wildlife’: Hundreds Protest Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Pipeline In Northern MinnesotaHundreds of people are in northern Minnesota Monday to protest construction of Enbridge Energy’s replacement pipeline.
7 Protesters Arrested At Line 3 Oil Pipeline Site In Northern MinnesotaSeveral protesters were taken to the St. Louis County Jail Thursday after they locked themselves to machinery and an access gate at a Line 3 replacement oil pipeline construction site.
Officials Say Suspicious Package At Line 3 Protests Was Not ExplosiveIt was not immediately clear how many protesters were in the area, or how many people were evacuated.