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Appeals Court rejects petition to halt construction on Enbridge's Minnesota pipeline


February 3, 2021

ALEX KORMANN - Star Tribune

Enbridge utility contractors worked in December on the company's pipeline project across northern Minnesota in Carlton.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a petition from two Ojibwe bands to halt construction of Enbridge's controversial Line 3 replacement project across northern Minnesota.

In December, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe petitioned the appellate court to suspend state regulators' approval of Enbridge's new $2.6 billion pipeline and stop construction.

The tribes claimed that without a stay of Line 3's construction "their treaty-protected interests in the land, waters, plants, animals and environment" would be destroyed or damaged by construction - as would their cultural and religious rights.


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