Appeals Court Will Not Stop Construction of Minnesota Pipeline

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Michigan Approves Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Permits

Michigan’s environmental agency has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. The decision, a victory for Enbridge Inc., comes as the Canadian company resists Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s demand to shut down its 68-year-old line in the Straits

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Energy Company Says It Will Not Shut Down Michigan Pipelines

Energy company Enbridge said it intends to ignore a demand from Michigan officials to shut down its controversial dual pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac, arguing the equipment poses no danger to the public. Responding to a lawsuit from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s Department of Natural Resources seeking to end a decades-old easement,

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Contractor in Enbridge Project is Killed in Jobsite Accident

A contractor working at a northeastern Minnesota construction yard associated with the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline project was killed in an accident on December 18, 2020. “Enbridge has paused work in the area of a fatal accident involving a contractor at a construction yard this morning in Hill City, Minnesota,” Enbridge spokeswoman Juli Kellner

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Major Oil Pipeline Operators Plan Higher Dividends

The major North American pipeline operators Kinder Morgan and Enbridge issued optimistic updates to the market this week, planning higher dividends and expecting more profits next year, after the challenges the oil industry has faced this year. Enbridge raised its quarterly dividend by 3 percent to US$0.65 (C$0.835), effective March 1, 2021. This is the

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Minnesota to Move Forward with Disputed Oil Pipeline

Minnesota regulators approved the final permit this week for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted a construction storm water permit for the project, which was the last hurdle that Calgary,

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Advisers Quit

A citizen advisory group at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has collapsed following the regulator’s decision to issue a water-quality permit to Enbridge Energy for its Line 3 oil pipeline cutting through Minnesota, according to StarTribune. The bulk of the agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group has resigned in protest over the permitting decision, saying

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Enbridge Finishes 12-Mile Section of Line 3 Pipeline in ND

Enbridge Energy officials say they have completed a section of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement project in North Dakota, leaving only the Minnesota stretch that has been challenged by state officials and others. The company says that more than 400 construction workers started on the 12-mile North Dakota project in August. Line 3

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Storm Knocks Out U.S. Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

An offshore natural gas pipeline that serves four major U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platforms remained out of commission on Monday, pipeline operator Enbridge Inc said, following Hurricane Laura’s destructive path through the area. Energy companies continued to inspect and restart offshore operations while damage assessments onshore were hampered by power outages. In Lake Charles,

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