Minnesota Groups Fear Environmental Shortcuts in Enbridge’s Plan to Rebuild Faulty Pipeline

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31102016/minnesota-groups-challenge-enbridge-rebuild-faulty-pipeline-line-3-kalamazoo-spill

Pipeline company agreed to repairs to its aging Line 3 in settlement over Kalamazoo spill, but groups want to assure a full state environmental review. By David Hasemyer As the Canadian company Enbridge faces a proposed federal deadline to replace an aging pipeline, environmental organizations in Minnesota are raising concerns the company is using that as leverage with state regulators to bypass a rigorous environmental review. A battle has been brewing over the approval process for the new pipeline ever since a settlement was announced between the federal government and the company over a massive oil spill in Michigan six years ago. See Also: Government Delays Pipeline Settlement Following Tribe Complaint Enbridge’s Kalamazoo Spill Saga Ends in $177 Million Settlement Canadian Court Reverses Approval of Enbridge’s Major Western Pipeline read more

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