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Minnesota DNR Suspends Some Water Permits for Line 3


Demonstrators hold signs opposing Enbridge's Line 3 at the Minnesota State Capital on June 14, 2021. (Photo/Darren Thompson.)

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suspended some water appropriation permits in some parts of the state due to an extreme drought, according to the DNR. Some permits affected by the decision include Enbridge's Line 3 construction project. Dust control water sources and hydrostatic testing and horizontal directional drilling water sources have been suspended on the Shell River, and others.

"The DNR has temporarily suspended surface water appropriations for some permittees in areas where flow conditions meet certain triggers," said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in a statement. "These suspensions include Enbridge's water appropriations for dust control, drilling and line testing in some locations, in response to low stream flow conditions."


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