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.
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.
Judge Blocks Another Bid To Shut Down Line 3 ConstructionA federal judge has rejected another attempt by opponents to shut down construction work on Enbridge Energy's replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Line 3 Contractor Killed In Aitkin County Construction YardWCCO confirmed Sunday night that a contractor working on the Line 3 crude oil pipeline died Friday in a construction yard in Aitkin County.
Protesters Gather At Governor's Residence Over Line 3 PipelineEnbridge says replacing it will allow it to move oil more safely while creating thousands of jobs.
Walz Administration Keeps Up Fight Against Line 3 Crude Oil PipelineGov. Tim Walz's administration said Tuesday it will appeal the latest approvals by state utility regulators for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its old and corroding Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Water Certification Denied For Line 3; Refiling ExpectedMinnesota pollution regulators have denied a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 upgrade, but it may be a short-lived victory for opponents of the project.
Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Fight Highlights Democratic DilemmasA divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
Enbridge Energy Line 3 Pipeline Project Hits Another Minn. ObstacleEnbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project's permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved.