Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project Moves Forward

Proposed route of Enbridge's Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project ( Enbridge )

Proposed route of Enbridge's Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project (Enbridge)

Approvals made by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday helped move Enbridge’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline one step forward in its process.

The commission approved plans for conducting an environmental review of the $2.6 billion pipeline project that would replace an older pipeline that no longer runs at its original capacity.

Enbridge wants to place part of the replacement pipeline along the same route for its proposed Sandpiper line that Enbridge scrapped after investing $1.5 billion in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Environmental and aboriginal groups asked the commission to reopen the public comment period on Line 3, which would have further delayed the project, but their request was denied.

Source:
Houston Chronicle