Line 3 Resistance Continues in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, environmental groups and indigenous tribes continue to dispute the decision to proceed with the Line 3 ‘replacement’ pipeline. In 2018 the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved this project, which, rather than replacing, actually reroutes a large segment of the pipeline. On May 15, 2020 the MN Department of Commerce again challenged the need for the pipeline. Enbridge used a pipeline utilization forecast that assumed demand would continue at the 2016 capacity. With the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil demand, the situation has changed significantly.


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