Permitting Process for Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Moves Forward

by | Jan 14, 2021

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has continued to advance the permitting process for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The agency extended the public comment period on the project by just a week, and moved in-person town halls to tele-townhalls, which activists said were stacked with pipeline supporters. The proposed replacement pipeline would have a capacity of 760,000 barrels a day, double the old pipeline’s capacity; meanwhile, tar sands oil has hit a record low of less than $5 a barrel. Status: Public comment period closes April 10, 2020.

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Emily J. Gertz is senior editor of Drilled News. A longtime environmental reporter and editor, her work has appeared in HuffPost, Reveal, Arctic Today, The Guardian, Popular Science, Scientific American, Sierra, and more.