Minnesota regulators have reconfirmed their support for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement that crosses northern Minnesota.
The company is looking to replace its aging crude oil pipeline, but is faced with fierce opposition.
The Public Utilities Commission on Monday rejected a motion by opponents to reconsider its previous decision to grant a certificate of need for the project.
The commissioners agreed that Enbridge met several additional conditions imposed in June, including requirements for insurance coverage against spills and financial assurance for covering costs of removing pipeline after the end of its life.
Environmental and tribal groups upsettingly walked out of the hearing and marched to the office of Gov. Elect Tim Walz after the decision was made.
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