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An oil pipeline approved without controversy in Minnesota? Seems so


August 23, 2019

Enbridge Energy won regulatory approval to reroute a portion of its Line 4 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. File photo of a transfer station in Clearbrook, Minn., on Line 4.

The notion of a noncontroversial new oil pipeline seems quaint these days, yet Minnesota utilities regulators Thursday approved just such a project.

Enbridge received the green light to reroute a 10-mile stretch of its Line 4 crude-oil pipeline through the Fond du Lac Reservation. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa requested and supported the roughly $100 million project, which would move Line 4 out of the path of natural and historic features on the reservation.


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