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Bakken pipeline: Sandpiper one step closer to reality

The proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted the project one of two necessary permits, reports the Dickinson Press. The pipeline, which has faced scrutiny and many protests in the state, was granted a certificate of need last week after Enbridge subsidiary North Dakota Pipeline Company illustrated its ...

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Pipeline protest draws marchers to St. Paul

Thousands of protesters marched through downtown St. Paul to the State Capitol on Saturday, calling for the cancellation of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that would travel near some of the state’s pristine waters. Though an independent tally was unavailable for the Tar Sands Resistance Rally, organizers estimated that 5,000 anti-pipeline and climate change activists took part in the colorful ...

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Minnesota PUC approves Enbridge’s Sandpiper pipeline but didn’t settle its route

Minnesota regulators on Friday endorsed a controversial northern Minnesota pipeline to carry North Dakota’s crude oil, but left open the prospect of shifting its course away from northern lakes. The 5-0 vote by the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) grants pipeline developer Enbridge Energy a certificate of need to construct the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline from the Bakken oil fields ...

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White Earth voices concerns about Sandpiper: State commission to deliberate on pipeline Friday in St. Paul

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION — The White Earth Tribal Council held a public hearing Thursday regarding Enbridge’s plan to place the Sandpiper Pipeline through land and water areas impacting tribal lands. If the company’s certificate of need and the route are approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the $2.6 billion pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota and Montana through ...

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Enbridge argues for northern Minnesota pipeline as protesters say ‘No’

Enbridge Energy told regulators Wednesday that its proposed $2.6 billion pipeline across northern Minnesota is needed to carry North Dakota’s oil, can be operated safely and likely will reduce the frequency of oil trains across the state. “First and foremost the project will benefit Minnesota’s rail system, both its efficiency and its safety,” said Enbridge attorney Christine Brusven before a ...

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Editorial: Maintain momentum for needed pipeline

It was big news in April when an administrative law judge — after listening to five days of testimony and poring over more than 2,000 letters — recommended that the proposed Sandpiper pipeline go ahead and be built, that Minnesota needs it. The state Department of Commerce and staff from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission reached similar conclusions. This week, ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of May 23rd through May 29th. Enjoy! 5. Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Health Department says cleanup of a pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern North Dakota wheat field ...

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ND calls for expanded infrastructure and safety in the Bakken

North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven recently expressed the need for funding to study the safety of oil and gas pipelines as a means to help secure the infrastructure needed to support the United States’ energy independence, according to United Press International (UPI). In a statement, Sen. Hoeven said, “As we work towards building a comprehensive ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan for our ...

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Judge supports Sandpiper pipeline in northern Minnesota

Enbridge Energy’s plans for a new pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota got a major boost Monday when an administrative judge concluded that the Sandpiper project is needed — and that other proposed routes are not as good. The finding by Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman is not the final word on the $2.6 billion proposed ...

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