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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 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.

In related news, Great Lakes face threat from another Enbridge line.

Information from: WDIO-TV, http://www.wdio.com

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