Enbridge cleared to begin construction work on controversial $2.6B pipeline
December 1, 2020
After six years of review, Enbridge is now poised to begin construction on its controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday approved a construction stormwater permit - the last OK needed for workers to break ground on the Line 3 replacement pipeline that will run from the northwest corner of the state to a terminal in Superior, Wis.
The agency issued waterway permits earlier this month for the project, which is a replacement for Enbridge's existing 50-year-old Line 3 pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers also recently issued a waterway permit, and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission gave its final approvals.