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Future unclear for northern Minnesota oil pipeline project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The future is unclear for a proposed oil pipeline that would cross northern Minnesota. Enbridge Energy on Tuesday announced it is investing in a different pipeline that would transport North Dakota crude oil — but not across Minnesota. The Canadian company has proposed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would run from the Bakken oil fields through ...

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Wisconsin DNR to hold pipeline project public hearings

The Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is planning to hold a pair of public hearings on Enbridge Energy Partner’s plans to build a crude oil pipeline from North Dakota to Superior. The proposed Sandpiper project calls for building a new 30-inch diameter pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale region through Minnesota to Superior. The project also ...

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House speaker wants outside audit on Sandpiper pipeline project emails

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has asked the legislative auditor to do a separate investigation of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency activity on the Sandpiper oil pipeline project. Daudt says news reports on an agency employee’s seemingly slanted emails to groups fighting the project raise bigger doubts about impartiality about the regulatory review for Enbridge Energy’s proposed ...

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Pollution-control employee investigated over seemingly biased e-mails on Sandpiper oil pipeline

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said state regulatory officials will investigate a pollution-control employee who sent at least two e-mails regarding the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that the governor called unprofessional. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is looking into actions by Scott Lucas, a pollution-control employee in its Brainerd office, who made seemingly critical statements in e-mails on the ...

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Minnesota regulators to make some key pipeline decisions

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meets Thursday to make some important decisions on how it will proceed with Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. The decisions will also affect Enbridge’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to ...

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Pipeline protesters arrested at Enbridge office

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 ...

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Environmental groups seek enhanced studies of planned crude oil pipelines across Minnesota

Opponents of two crude oil pipelines proposed in northern Minnesota are pushing for deeper, more sweeping studies of their environmental risks in the wake of an appeals court ruling rejecting the process begun by state regulators. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday decided to stay, or put on hold, its June decision granting a certificate of need to the ...

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Groups want Minnesota regulators to reconsider Sandpiper pipeline route

Three environmental groups and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe have asked state regulators to reconsider its decision on a proposed crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, arguing that environmental risks and tribal rights haven’t been fully considered. Requests by the band, Friends of the Headwaters, Honor the Earth, and the Carlton County Land Stewards set the stage for potential ...

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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission sets outline for Sandpiper pipeline route process

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Monday released expected guidelines for the process for approving a route for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. The order will require the Minnesota Department of Commerce to study the cumulative environmental impact of locating two new pipelines in one new corridor — the Sandpiper line and the Line 3 replacement — as the ...

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Regulators plan community meetings in August about pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota

State regulators said Monday that a series of public meetings will be held next month in 11 northern Minnesota communities along a proposed $2.1 billion, 337-mile crude oil pipeline intended to replace an older line through the region. The public meetings about Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement project will begin Aug. 11 in Hallock and Newfolden, Minn., and continue until ...

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