DULUTH, Minn. — Police say seven people protesting an oil pipeline project in northern Minnesota were arrested after they refused to leave an Enbridge Energy office in Duluth.
WDIO-TV reports the seven were taken to the St. Louis County Jail Monday afternoon on possible charges of trespassing. Duluth police say those arrested were part of a march and rally against the Enbridge pipeline projects. Several tribal and environmental groups organized the protest. They say the pipelines are a threat to climate, water and communities in the Great Lakes region.
Enbridge is seeking regulatory approval for the new Sandpiper Pipeline and a replacement of its Line 3 pipeline. Line 3 carries oil from Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin while the Sandpiper would carry oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Superior.
Information from: WDIO-TV, http://www.wdio.com
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