Minnesota

Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Set to Flow Oil Oct. 1

Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Set to Flow Oil Oct. 1

The Alberta government and Canadian oil exporters celebrated Wednesday after Enbridge Inc. confirmed that its Line 3 pipe replacement project had been completed and would start deliveries Friday (Oct. 1). “It’s fantastic news for our province’s economic recovery,” said Premier Jason Kenney. “Our government will continue to fight for all projects that help bring our…

September 30, 2021
Enbridge Faces $3.2M in Penalties after Line 3 Construction Said Behind Aquifer Damage

Enbridge Faces $3.2M in Penalties after Line 3 Construction Said Behind Aquifer Damage

Minnesota regulators have determined that Enbridge Inc. must pay $3.2 million in penalties and repairs after construction of the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project was found to have caused an underground aquifer to leak. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) announced that the mistake has cost a $20,000 administrative penalty, $300,000 for…

September 20, 2021
Justice Department Opposes Lawsuit to Overturn Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Approval

Justice Department Opposes Lawsuit to Overturn Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Approval

Pipeline foes have been told by the U.S. Department of Justice that expert authorities — not protesters and politicians– still have the deciding say on projects, including a conduit to transport oil from Canada into the Lower 48. The message emerged in a recent Justice Department filing that opposes a native tribal lawsuit to overturn…

June 28, 2021
Enbridge Again Victorious as U.S. Court Tosses Line 3 Injunction Request

Enbridge Again Victorious as U.S. Court Tosses Line 3 Injunction Request

Enbridge Inc. has defeated the second protest lawsuit aimed at halting construction of the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg in its Line 3 pipe replacement project by winning a U.S. district court verdict. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a demand for a preliminary injunction to stop work on the 340-mile oil…

February 9, 2021
Enbridge Wins Round in Minnesota Appeals Court for Line 3 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Wins Round in Minnesota Appeals Court for Line 3 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Inc. has won the first in a series of court rulings regarding lawsuits protesting the construction of the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg in its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. The Minnesota Court of Appeals turned down a request by two Ojibwe native bands for a preliminary injunction to halt work launched in December…

February 3, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Review of Minnesota County Fracture Sand Ban

U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Review of Minnesota County Fracture Sand Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition that sought to overturn a Minnesota county ordinance banning the mining of silica sand, which is used in some Lower 48 well completions. Minnesota Sands LLC, which filed its initial lawsuit in 2017, was challenging an adverse ruling by the Supreme Court of Minnesota regarding Winona…

January 11, 2021
Enbridge Line 3 Construction Finally Begins in Minnesota

Enbridge Line 3 Construction Finally Begins in Minnesota

Enbridge Inc. launched work Monday on the $2 billion Minnesota leg in its Line 3 oil pipe replacement project after receiving the final state permit required for construction. “With all the permits in hand we can now start,” said Enbridge Vice President Vern Yu. He did not specify a date or location. However, the company…

December 1, 2020
Enbridge Gains Army Corps Approval for Line 3 in Minnesota

Enbridge Gains Army Corps Approval for Line 3 in Minnesota

Permits approved on Monday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow Enbridge Inc. to keep alive a plan to start construction by the end of the year on the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg of its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement program. The 340-mile pipeline segment has been inching closer to construction for a…

November 24, 2020
Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

After a seven-month pause to finish a Minnesota environmental review, Enbridge Inc. regained a path to construction Monday for its contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across Western Canada and the northern United States.

February 4, 2020
Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

After a seven-month pause to finish a Minnesota environmental review, Enbridge Inc. regained a path to construction Monday for its contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across Western Canada and the northern United States.

February 4, 2020
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