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Oil spill in North Dakota is Keystone pipeline's second in 2 years

StarTribune 10/31/2019,  Mike Hughlett

"This week’s North Da­ko­ta leak would rank in the Top 10 larg­est U.S. on­shore oil spills since 2010. In that year, an En­bridge pipe­line rup­tured in south­west­ern Mich­i­gan, spill­ing 834,000 gal­lons of Ca­na­di­an crude. En­bridge’s last ma­jor spill in Min­ne­so­ta was in 2002 when Line 3 failed near Cohasset, re­leas­ing 252,000 gal­lons of oil."

Native View Column: Protect land, water by opposing Enbridge's Line 3

Duluth News Tribune 10/17/2019,  Babette Sandman

"When we gathered in Giche-ode’ Akiing, we came together with our neighbors from Duluth and across the Great Lakes region to speak with one voice in favor of defending this place. We know we must protect our water now and for future generations."









Minnesota Pollution Control Agency denies key permit for Enbridge Line 3

Duluth News Tribune 9/27/2019, Dana Ferguson

Minnesota regulators to chart next steps for Enbridge Line 3 project

Duluth News Tribune 9/24/2019, Dana Ferguson

Minnesota Supreme Court denies Line 3 appeal, likely allowing project to advance

Duluth News Tribune 9/17/2019, Dana Ferguson

Reader's view: Enbridge must think Minnesotans are stupid

Duluth News Tribune 9/6/2019, Kevin Swanberg

Elizabeth Warren comes out against Line 3 and Twin Metals, and Minnesota construction unions are not happy

MinnPost 8/20/2019, Walker Orenstein

Bad River sues Enbridge to force pipeline removal

Duluth News Tribune 7/24/2019, Ashland Daily Press 

Michigan AG sues to shut down Enbridge's Line 5 in the Great Lakes

Duluth News Tribune 6/27/2019, Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio

Environmental and tribal groups hold education summit on Line 3

Duluth News Tribune 6/26/2019, Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service

Line 3 project faces additional delays as agencies wait for guidance on environmental review

Duluth News Tribune 6/18/2019, Dana Ferguson

Line 3 pipeline opponents aim to keep the pressure on Walz administration

Duluth News Tribune 6/6/2019, Dana Ferguson

How Police, Private Security, and Energy Companies Are Preparing for a New Pipeline Standoff

The Intercept 1/30/2019, Will ParrishAlleen Brown


Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have decided to continue the state's legal challenge against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline, which would cross northern Minnesota.

This legal appeal was started by Gov. Dayton's Department of Commerce, based on the premise that the Public Utilities Commission approved the pipeline illegally.


The Walz administration filed for the  appeal.  

March 2019