EPA fines Enbridge $6.7 million for response to pipeline-safety issues
June 19, 2020
Federal environmental regulators have fined Enbridge $6.7 million for allegedly violating a 2017 consent decree, saying the company failed to remedy pipeline-safety issues in a timely manner.
Enbridge announced Thursday that it has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency and agreed to pay the fines, which were levied in May.
The EPA noted among other things that Enbridge neglected to properly evaluate thousands of "shallow dents" on its Lakehead Pipeline System, which runs across northern Minnesota and through northwestern Wisconsin.