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Revised environmental review: Possible Enbridge spill unlikely to reach Lake Superior


December 10, 2019

Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune

Revisions to the environmental review for Enbridge's proposed new pipeline have been filed. Shown is the Wisconsin portion of the pipeline.

A revised environmental study of Enbridge's proposed $2.6 billion pipeline across northern Minnesota has concluded that an oil spill in the Lake Superior watershed would be unlikely to reach the lake itself.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Monday posted a revised environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed replacement for Enbridge's current Line 3, which is deteriorating and operating at only 51% capacity for safety reasons. The Minnesota Court of Appeals in June ordered the revisions after deeming the original EIS inadequate because it failed to address the potential effects of an oil spill in the Lake Superior watershed.


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