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Lawsuit seeks to halt Line 3 pipeline, alleging faulty approval process


December 29, 2020

Alex Kormann •

Utility contractors worked to identify and mark an older Enbridge pipeline at a Line 3 worksite in Carlton, Minn.

Opponents of Enbridge's new Line 3 project have asked a federal court to halt construction of the $2.6 billion pipeline, saying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately address several environmental issues when it approved a key water quality permit.

Two Minnesota Ojibwe bands and two environmental groups on Thursday sued the Army Corps in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking for a preliminary injunction to stop construction on the oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

"The Corps' issuance of the permit authorizing the pipeline violates multiple federal laws and treaties, harming plaintiffs and their members," the complaint said.


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