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Pipeline route through county considered

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 Seth Johnson | Fergus Falls Daily Journal The Sandpiper Pipeline has been in the news for a variety of reasons recently, but concerns reached closer to home this month when a possible route through Otter Tail County was announced. While the preferred path for the future $2.6 billion, 600-mile Sandpiper Pipeline is still well north of the county, one of ...

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Enbridge pipeline seeks approval, route protests persist

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Enbridge’s latest pipeline endeavors mostly concern the Sandpiper pipeline extension that runs from the Bakken oilfields to Superior, Wisconsin. On Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s public comment session for the pipeline ended. Enbridge plans to invest $5 billion in Minnesota alone for building and upgrading pipeline infrastructure. The pipeline will add 3,000 construction ...

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Sandpiper Pipeline Project gets go ahead from the NDPSC

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Valley News Live reported today that the Sandpiper Pipeline project has been approved by the North Dakota Public Service Commission. It will be owned by Enbridge Energy Partners and the North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC. It extends the current Enbridge pipeline that runs through North Dakota to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The project will increase ...

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Citizens group proposes alternative routes for Sandpiper pipeline through Minnesota

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By Sarah Smith / Forum News Service  PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A citizens group seeking to protect the region’s natural resources has come up with two alternative routes for Enbridge Corp.’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. The group, Friends of the Headwaters, has submitted the plans to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Both proposals skirt lake country in central Minnesota, particularly Hubbard ...

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Review Sandpiper pipeline corridor

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By Forum News Service Enbridge’s proposal to route its Sandpiper pipeline through the Mississippi headwaters region of Minnesota has sparked intense opposition from environmental and American Indian groups. It also has generated a proposed alternative that has merit. The Sandpiper pipeline is designed to carry oil from the Bakken Formation near Tioga in northwestern North Dakota to a terminal owned by ...

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Keystone delay hits ND Dems

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Rob Port | Bakken.com contributor Last week came news of yet another delay in the Obama administration’s interminable regulatory dithering on the Keystone XL pipeline project. This latest punt will, conveniently, take the decision date for the pipeline beyond the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans were quick to point to the news as yet more evidence of President Obama abusing his ...

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Friends of the Headwaters wants Sandpiper route out of lakes country: Minnesota PUC accepting comment through April 4

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By Sarah Smith, Forum News Service  PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The group Friends of the Headwaters is taking a two-pronged approach to the Sandpiper Pipeline slated to be built through part of Hubbard County. Foremost, the group wants the pipeline moved out of Minnesota’s pristine lakes country, said co-founder Richard Smith. In case the group is unsuccessful in that mission, it ...

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Letter: PSC impressive at Enbridge Sandpiper public hearing

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By Jordan Selinger I recently attended the Enbridge Sandpaper pipeline public hearing in Grand Forks. I was impressed with the openness and thoroughness of the process. The Public Service Commissioners asked a lot of questions about the safety of the pipeline, environmental concerns, construction, monitoring and disaster response. They discussed, in detail, the river crossing. In addition, they heard several ...

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UND says pipeline threatens prairie research

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By Anna Burleson  GRAND FORKS — What looks like a flat piece of land is actually a treasure trove in the eyes of the University of North Dakota’s grassland ecologist, Kathryn Yurkonis. “I saw my first snowy owl this past fall out there,” she said. “It’s a really great precious resource that we have.” Yurkonis was referring to Oakville Prairie, a ...

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North Dakota regulators send letter of support for pipeline

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)— The North Dakota Industrial Commission has sent a letter of support for the proposed Sandpiper pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Energy is proposing the $2.6 billion, 612-mile pipeline to carry 225,000 barrels of oil daily to a hub in northern Minnesota and 375,000 barrels to one in northwestern ...

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