Enbridge prevails in Minnesota Tax Court, counties brace for fiscal hit
March 23, 2021
Minnesota counties that host Enbridge's oil pipelines say they are again looking at a budget-busting debacle after two recent tax court rulings in favor of the Canadian company.
Enbridge's appeals of its state tax valuations have been bouncing through Minnesota courts for years. The Minnesota Tax Court's latest opinions are the most financially damaging yet to the 13 counties.
"This is the worst-case scenario - it is the tsunami," said Matt Hilgart, government relations director for the Association of Minnesota Counties.