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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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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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Potentially endangered bat could change pipeline project

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A potentially endangered species of bat could become a major obstacle to the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to declare the northern long-eared bat an endangered species because the spread of the white-nosed syndrome disease has reduced its population. In that case, Enbridge could be ...

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Oil pipeline draws passionate debate

A proposed oil pipeline was touted as a safer way to transport crude oil and criticized as a threat to the environment Friday at a public hearing in St. Cloud. Roughly 200 people attended the hearing at River’s Edge Convention Center. It was the last stop in a week of hearings on the Sandpiper project, a $2.6 billion pipeline Enbridge ...

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