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Minnesota regulators postpone Line 3 meeting after protests

Minnesota regulators have postponed a meeting on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 replacement after protesters disrupted the meeting. Protests broke out in the hearing room on Tuesday as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met to discuss whether Enbridge met conditions earlier imposed by the panel.

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10/11/2019

article Wisconsin tribe says 'remove Line 5' despite Enbridge offer of $24M
(Wisconsin) -- A tribe in Northern Wisconsin still wants Line 5 off their land, despite a $24 million offer from Enbridge. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

10/10/2019

article Enbridge offers at least $24M to settle tribe pipeline suit
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove...

10/9/2019

article LADUKE: With Enbridge's Line 3, Minnesota has betrayed American Indian people yet again
(Minnesota) -- Two summers ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) created what then-MNDOT Commissioner Charlie Zell called “an incredibly horrific...
article Enbridge Offers Bad River Tribe $24M To Settle Pipeline Lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- Canadian energy firm Enbridge has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit aimed at shutting down and...

10/8/2019

article Bad River Tribe rejects $24M Enbridge settlement offer
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Energy Co. has offered the Bad River Tribe more than $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed over expired leases on a pipeline that runs...

9/29/2019

article Hundreds of Line 3 opponents rally in Duluth
(Minnesota) -- More than 700 opponents of Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline gathered at Gichi-ode' Akiing in Duluth on Saturday, Sept. 28, urging state officials to...

9/27/2019

article Minnesota Pollution Control Agency denies key permit for Enbridge Line 3
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Friday denied a key water permit to Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline, requiring the Canadian oil...

9/26/2019

article Enbridge Gets Green Signal for Line 5 Steel Anchor Support
(Michigan) -- Enbridge Inc. ENB recently received a permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to provide anchor support for the Line 5 petroleum pipeline...

9/18/2019

article Native American, environmental groups lose round in court battle over Enbridge Line 3.
(Minnesota) -- A setback for Native American and environmental groups opposing Enbridge's proposed Line 3, as the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday, let stand lower...

9/13/2019

article Enbridge Temporarily Shut Down Line 5 On Bad River Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Canadian energy firm Enbridge Inc. said Line 5 was shut down for several hours Friday on the Bad River reservation after an odor was detected during a...

9/8/2019

article Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas
(Minnesota) -- A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in...

9/6/2019

article Enbridge Energy Conducting Surveys For Potential Reroute Of Line 5 Pipeline
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Energy is requesting permission from residents and local governments to conduct land surveys in northern Wisconsin as it explores rerouting its...

9/1/2019

article LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Canadian tribal leaders weigh in on Enbridge’s Line 3
(Canada) -- To Minnesota and to our Indigenous brothers and sisters to the south, we represent many of the First Nations along the Line 3 Replacement Project in Canada,...

8/26/2019

article Experts challenge Line 5 opponents’ renewable energy claims
(Michigan) -- Line 5 proponents and energy experts are pushing back against several Michigan Native American tribal member claims that operator Enbridge’s current...

8/25/2019

article Michigan tribes consider lawsuit to prevent Line 5's 'unacceptable risk'
(Michigan) -- If the state’s bid to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline falls short, Michigan’s Indian tribes say they’re ready to launch...

8/19/2019

article Line 3 protesters shut down Bemidji Enbridge office
(Minnesota) -- After firmly locking his neck to the chain-link fence surrounding the Enbridge office building Monday morning, Kieran Cuddy grabbed his banjo and began to...

8/9/2019

article Protestors Paddle the Nemadji River to Speak Out Against Enbridge Expansion Plans
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge has big plans to invest millions of dollars to upgrade pipelines running through the Northland. Plans the company call the safest way to move oil...

8/5/2019

article Bad River Band of Ojibwe sues Enbridge
(Minnesota) -- On July 23, the Bad River Band of Ojibwe filed a law suit against Canadian based Enbridge Company, seeking to force removal of the Line 5 pipeline. For 66...

8/1/2019

article ACLU to hire SD-based Native justice organizer following pipeline protest laws
(South Dakota) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is looking to increase its engagement with Native American tribes after South Dakota Gov. Kristi...

7/30/2019

article Enbridge willing to reroute Line 5 in Wisconsin after tribe claims trespassing
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Energy is willing to reroute a stretch of its Line 5 pipeline off reservation lands after a Wisconsin tribe last week sued the company on claims...

7/28/2019

article Local tribe blasts consultant
(Michigan) -- A local tribal member long known for his environmental activism left his job with the tribe several months ago to launch a new consulting business —...

7/26/2019

article Bad River Band tribe responds to Enbridge
(Wisconsin) -- The Bad River Band tribe is voicing concerns over the Line 5 pipeline. The tribe filed a lawsuit against Enbridge asking them to re-route the sixty-six-...

7/25/2019

article Enbridge says open to re-route Line 5, wants to work with Wisconsin tribe
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge says it will consider re-routing its Line 5 oil pipeline after the Bad River Band tribe in Wisconsin sued the company seeking to shut the...

7/24/2019

article Tribe in northern Wisconsin sues to force Line 5 shutdown
(Wisconsin) -- A tribe in northern Wisconsin is suing Enbridge Energy to try to force the closure of Line 5. Dylan Jennings is a council member of the Bad River Band of...

7/23/2019

article Enbridge officials want time to review lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Inc. officials aren't saying much about a lawsuit that members of a Native American tribe in Wisconsin have filed seeking to force the...
article Wisconsin tribe sues Enbridge to force pipeline removal
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing Enbridge Inc. in hopes of forcing the Canadian company to remove a key pipeline that runs through their...
article Wisconsin tribe sues Enbridge to force pipeline removal
(Wisconsin) -- Members of a Native American tribe in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of forcing Enbridge Inc. to remove sections of a major pipeline...

7/19/2019

article Indigenous leader of Line 5 opposition is now consulting for Enbridge
(Michigan) -- Indigenous governments and activists in the Great Lakes have been leaders in the movement to shut down the twin oil pipelines that run under the Mackinac...

7/10/2019

article LADUKE: Hijacking Democracy
(Minnesota) -- It turns out that Minnesotans for Line 3 is actually the Enbridge Corp. All this time, I thought this was a legitimate organization. The CEO of Enbridge,...

7/3/2019

article Minnesota regulators won't appeal ruling on Enbridge project
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota utility officials won't appeal a ruling that shot down their approval of an environmental impact statement for Enbridge Energy's plan to...

6/29/2019

article Bad River Band fears Enbridge's Line 5 at risk of exposure
(Minnesota) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe says a Canadian energy firm’s pipeline running through its reservation is at risk of becoming exposed. The Bad River Band...
article Lawmakers urge PUC to move Line 3 forward
(Minnesota) -- Just weeks after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the environmental review of Enbridge’s contentious Line 3 oil pipeline was “inadequate...
article BMIC supports Michigan’s lawsuit against Enbridge
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community was pleased to learn that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a lawsuit against Enbridge to decommission the Line 5...

6/28/2019

article Bad River Band Fears Enbridge's Line 5 At Risk Of Exposure On Reservation Lands
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe says a Canadian energy firm’s pipeline running through its reservation is at risk of becoming exposed. The Bad River Band...

6/26/2019

article Environmental and tribal groups hold education summit on Line 3
(Minnesota) -- As the debate over the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project continues to play out across Minnesota, a group of environmental and tribal agencies hosted an...

6/19/2019

article Enbridge pipeline project hits another Minnesota obstacle
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state...

6/6/2019

article Pipeline opponents press Governor
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 project converged on the State Capitol Thursday to pressure Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to block the...

6/4/2019

article A setback for Line 3: What the latest court ruling means for the future of the project
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state regulators failed to consider the impact of an oil spill in Lake Superior’s watershed when...
article Minnesota Court Overturns Approval of Pipeline Project
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Monday that state regulators did not adequately consider the environmental impact of a potential oil spill on the...

6/3/2019

article Appeals court reverses decision on Line 3 pipeline's environmental impact
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the environmental impact statement for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 pipeline is inadequate because it...
article Court: Potential Line 3 oil spill in Lake Superior watershed must be studied
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said an environmental review of Enbridge’s controversial Line 3 oil pipeline was “inadequate”...
article Minnesota court reverses regulators' decision on Line 3's impact
(Minnesota) -- An appeals court has reversed a decision by Minnesota utility regulators who approved the environmental impact statement for Enbridge Energy's Line 3...

5/7/2019

article Tribes seek shut down of Line 5
(Michigan) -- In a recent meeting with members of Governor Whitmer’s staff and EGLE staff, tribal leaders reiterated what they’ve been saying since 2014:...

4/8/2019

article Walz administration renews challenge to Line 3 oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that his administration has renewed its challenge to a regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace...

3/28/2019

article Enbridge proposes another pipeline replacement across Fond du Lac reservation
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy is proposing to replace a 10-mile section of an oil pipeline that crosses the reservation of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior...

3/26/2019

article State regulators issue final approval for Line 3 oil pipeline project
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota utility regulators have granted their final approval to the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. Opponents of the Line 3 project...

3/24/2019

article Pipeline giant Enbridge spends $11M USD lobbying Minnesota leaders
(Minnesota) -- A new report shows Enbridge spent $11 million USD last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the company is fighting to replace its aging Line 3...

3/23/2019

article Enbridge Spends Most in Minnesota on Lobbying
(Minnesota) -- A new report shows a Canadian oil pipeline company spent $11 million last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the company is fighting to replace its...

3/20/2019

article OP/ED: Replace aging Enbridge pipeline relic in Minn.
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota has a pipeline problem. Specifically, the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline that carries tar sands crude oil from Canada, through this state to its...

3/10/2019

article Companies decry 'valve turners' who shut down pipelines
(North Dakota) -- As Enbridge prepared to move climate-damaging tar sands crude through a 40-year-old pipeline in eastern Canada in 2015, environmentalists and...

3/9/2019

article Pipeline polarizes Gov. Walz's key constituencies
(Minnesota) -- The Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project continues to be one of new Gov. Tim Walz’s most complex political challenges. Walz’s Commerce Department announced in...

3/4/2019

article In allowing Line 3 appeal, Walz wades into most contentious issue yet
(Minnesota) -- Just a month into the job, Gov. Tim Walz waded into one of the state’s most contentious battlegrounds in February with the announcement that he will...

3/2/2019

article Enbridge pushes Line 3 timeline back a year
(Minnesota) -- The Enbridge Energy company has announced that the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project will go into service a year later than anticipated. Enbridge...

2/20/2019

article White Earth recognizes the rights of wild rice: Officials hope ordinance bolster challenge to Line 3
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota Ojibwe band has codified a piece of its culture, which could strengthen a potential challenge to a controversial oil pipeline project. White...

2/12/2019

article Walz says state will continue court appeal of Enbridge pipeline approved by PUC
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Tim Walz will continue pursuing a court appeal started by his predecessor that would block Enbridge's controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline...

12/19/2018

article Foes of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline file appeals in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota filed appeals Wednesday to challenge the...

12/16/2018

article Enbridge to remove existing Line 3 from tribal lands if new pipeline is built
(Minnesota) -- An aging oil pipeline is set to be removed from tribal lands east of Bemidji. Enbridge Inc. agreed with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe leaders to remove the...

12/9/2018

article Water protectors rally against lame duck Line 5 legislation
(Michigan) -- Demonstrators gathered in Petoskey on Saturday, opposing the state's plan to build a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac, which would house twin oil...

12/1/2018

article Enbridge hopes to see Line 3 pipeline installed next year
(Minnesota) -- While it's not exactly clear sailing, it's at least choppy sailing for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project, which got the go-ahead in...

11/19/2018

article Protesters disrupt regulatory hearing on Enbridge pipeline
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota regulators reaffirmed their support Monday for Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern...
article State regulators vote to move Enbridge pipeline project forward
(Minnesota) -- State utility regulators on Monday declined to reconsider their approval of Enbridge's controversial new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota,...

11/2/2018

article Day in court, day in protest: Line 3 protesters cited in August speak outside courthouse
(Minnesota) -- For some Line 3 opponents, Friday was their day in court and another in a string of protests against the controversial oil pipeline project. A few dozen...

10/26/2018

article Minnesota Panel Issues Formal Approval for Disputed Pipeline
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota regulators have issued a formal order approving Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern...

10/5/2018

article Bay Mills frustrated, concerned over Enbridge Line 5 pipeline agreement
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community is frustrated that the State of Michigan has cut yet another sweetheart agreement with Enbridge to keep Canadian oil flowing...
article Opponents of Enbridge oil pipeline protest in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- Opponents have protested in downtown Minneapolis against Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern...

9/18/2018

article Line 3 pipeline protesters block bridge near Bemidji
(Minnesota) -- Protesters have conducted a water ceremony and blocked a bridge near Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 replacement pipeline in northern Minnesota. An...

9/11/2018

article Minnesota regulators postpone Line 3 meeting after protests
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota regulators have postponed a meeting on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 replacement after protesters disrupted the meeting. Protests broke...

9/7/2018

article Activists take direct action in continued call to stop Line 3
(Wisconsin) -- Environmental activists risked arrest Aug. 29 with a demonstration urging Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to act immediately to stop Enbridge’s Line 3...

9/4/2018

article The meaning of consent: Fond du Lac and Enbridge
(Minnesota) -- This past month Fond du Lac signed an agreement with Enbridge to approve a new corridor for Enbridge’s proposed Line 3, the seventh pipeline...

9/1/2018

article Fond du Lac agrees to let Enbridge's new pipeline cross its reservation
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has agreed to let Enbridge build part of a controversial new oil pipeline on tribal land, a deal that...

8/31/2018

article Deal allows oil pipeline to cross northeastern Minnesota tribal land
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to build the Line 3 replacement...

8/30/2018

article "You've gotta do it yourself": Grand Traverse Tribe collects sonar images of Line 5
(Michigan) -- Frustrated by what they say is inadequate information provided to them by Enbridge, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians sent their own...
article Michigan tribes to paddle the Mackinac Straits in protest of Line 5
(Michigan) -- This Saturday, a flotilla of kayaks, paddleboards, and birch bark canoes will paddle out into the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

8/29/2018

article Bemidji Line 3 pipeline protest indicates renewed opposition after regulatory approval
(Minnesota) -- About 50 environmentalists marched down 3rd Street in downtown Bemidji Wednesday afternoon, linking arms across the intersection at Beltrami Avenue to...
article Line 3 protests continue in Bemidji and St. Paul
(Minnesota) -- Environmentalists and Native American groups once again protested the Line 3 oil pipeline project in the streets of Bemidji on Wednesday afternoon,...
article Water Protectors Stage Civil Disobedience Against Tar Sands Pipeline
(Minnesota) -- Indigenous leaders in Bemidji, Minnesota, joined with environmental activists and faith leaders to stage an act of civil disobedience Wednesday against a...

8/27/2018

article BLOG: The Red Lake reservation refuses $18.5 million from Enbridge pipeline company
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council has voted to rescind a deal to sell Enbridge Energy reservation land where oil pipelines cross. In a 5-3 vote, the council...

8/26/2018

article Pipe dreams: With a new corridor secured, Enbridge has options for future projects
(Minnesota) -- When Minnesota regulators signed off on the Line 3 replacement pipeline this summer, they may have reshaped the future of oil transportation across the...

8/25/2018

article American Indian-owned Gordon Construction could be transformed by Enbridge project
(Minnesota) -- Gordon Construction built the Shooting Star Casino here, but these days the company is eyeing a big project of a very different sort: Enbridge’s...

8/12/2018

article Four Tribes Appeal PUC's Approval of Line 3 Environmental-Impact Statement
(Minnesota) -- Four Minnesota Ojibwe tribes have appealed the Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) approval of the environmental impact statement for the Enbridge...

8/11/2018

article Standing Rock protesters now protesting Line 5 pipeline
(Michigan) -- In 2016, Nancy Shomin camped at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota with fellow protesters, trying to block the completion of the Dakota...
article Tribal government files three lawsuits against Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
(Minnesota) -- Ojibwe tribal governments and environmental groups on Aug. 7, filed three separate lawsuits against the MN Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The suites...

8/8/2018

article Environmental groups file appeal over controversial northern Minnesota oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- Two environmental groups on Wednesday filed an appeal challenging the state’s environmental impact statement for the proposed $2.6 billion Enbridge...

7/29/2018

article Cultural survey by tribes for Enbridge pipeline could be largest effort of its kind
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge’s hotly contested new oil pipeline is slated to cross land claimed by indigenous people for thousands of years. But not before Indian...

7/15/2018

article Mass protests could follow approval for work on Line 3
(Wisconsin) -- “They have gotten their Standing Rock,” Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth, said after Minnesota regulators approved a proposal to...

7/11/2018

article 'We are not violent': LaDuke clarifies position on camps
(Minnesota) -- "Our people are — a lot of them — mothers, children, professionals, tribal people," said Winona LaDuke, co-founder and executive...
article Emails cast doubt about Michigan’s ties to Enbridge in Line 5 debate
(Michigan) -- Days before Gov. Rick Snyder announced in November 2017 that “business as usual” was “not acceptable” from the company that owns an...
article Indigenous protest camp aims to stop Enbridge pipeline at Canada-U.S. border
(Manitoba) -- An Indigenous prayer camp has been set up near the Canada-U.S. border along the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline in an effort to stop construction of its...

7/10/2018

article What does the Line 3 approval mean for Minnesotans?
(Minnesota) -- The state Public Utilities Commission has decided that Minnesota needs Enbridge Energy's new Line 3 oil pipeline. As Enbridge prepares for its final...

6/30/2018

article Enbridge: On track to put new crude oil pipeline into service next year in northern Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Fresh off approval by Minnesota regulators, officials with Enbridge Energy said Friday they’re on track to finish construction and put the company...

6/29/2018

article Activists Protest Enbridge Line 3 Decision
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy Line 3 protesters gathered at the Minnesota-Wisconsin border on Military Road in Wrenshall Friday voicing their disagreement on the...

6/28/2018

press release Fond du Lac Band Statement on Public Utilities Commission Ruling on Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa issued the following statement in response to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Ruling on Enbridge...
article Minnesota approves Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across the northern part of the state...

6/27/2018

article Anti-pipeline activists are fighting to stop Line 3. Will they succeed?
(Minnesota) -- American democracy appears to have had at least a little success this week: steadily mounting pressure - including everything from marches to tweets to...

6/25/2018

article PUC reconvenes Tuesday on the fate of controversial Enbridge pipeline
(Minnesota) -- As utility regulators reconvene Tuesday to determine the fate of Enbridge's controversial oil-pipeline proposal, the parties are still at work making...

6/24/2018

article Minnesota regulators to decide this week on Enbridge Line 3
(Minnesota) -- State regulators reconvene this week to decide whether to approve or reject Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its Line 3 oil pipeline across...

6/19/2018

article Regulators focus on need for new pipeline as decision looms
(Minnesota) -- The five members of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission worked through questions of Enbridge Energy and opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline project...
article Statement From Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe Chairman Jackson: The Band Opposes Pipelines On Our Reservation
(Minnesota) -- Recently there has been a lot of misinformation surrounding Tribal interests regarding the Line 3 Public Utilities Commission (PUC) process. “Leech...

6/18/2018

article Enbridge offers new Line 3 concessions in front of Minn. regulators
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy presented its final arguments to Minnesota regulators for a new Line 3 oil pipeline on Monday, arguing the project is needed to ensure...

6/17/2018

article Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota regulators open two days of final arguments Monday on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its deteriorating...
article Enbridge pipeline debate goes to decisionmakers
(Minnesota) -- After more than three years of rancorous debate, Enbridge’s quest to build a new $2.6 billion pipeline across northern Minnesota is finally in front...
article Minnesota's Line 3 oil pipeline proposal: The basics
(Minnesota) -- If you've been following the news in Minnesota lately, you've probably heard about an oil pipeline called Line 3. Another boring energy...

6/16/2018

article Report: Tunnel, trench offer options for replacing pipeline
(Michigan) -- A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a...

6/11/2018

article Staff members recommend state regulators approve controversial Enbridge pipeline project
(Minnesota) -- Allowing Enbridge to build a controversial new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota would be better for the environment than to continue relying on the...

6/4/2018

article Minnesota religious leaders oppose new Enbridge oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- More than 500 religious leaders have signed a petition against Enbridge's proposed new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, with several delivering...

6/3/2018

article LETTER: We need a healthy community, not a contaminated one
(Minnesota) -- Is it community goodwill, because Enbridge thinks we owe them Line 3? I write this letter to talk about what Enbridge really brings to this community.

5/19/2018

article Environment, tribal groups rally to fight Line 3 oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- With just weeks left before Minnesota regulators decide the fate of Enbridge Energy's contentious Line 3 oil pipeline proposal, activists are gearing...

5/16/2018

article Minnesota House, Senate approve bills allowing Enbridge pipeline without regulatory OK
(Minnesota) -- Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature approved bills this week that allow Enbridge to build a controversial new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota...
article Senate passes plan to approve Line 3 oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow Enbridge Energy to build its contentious Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota,...

5/13/2018

article Enbridge pushes its preferred route for Line 3 line
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge intends to push for its new route for the Line 3 replacement pipeline across northern Minnesota, Kallanish Energy reports. The Calgary-based...

5/9/2018

article Enbridge, Leech Lake Band rip Judge's Line 3 report
(Minnesota) -- Both Enbridge Energy and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are firing back against an administrative law judge's recommendation that the company can build...

5/3/2018

article Northern Minnesota officials worry about costs of potential pipeline protests
(Minnesota) -- County officials in northern Minnesota are worried about large-scale protests if Enbridge Energy gets approval to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline...

4/25/2018

article 'There's a ton riding on this': Enbridge pipeline project dealt blow in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Line 3 was supposed to be simple. Enbridge's oil pipeline was old, unreliable and prone to leaking. Its proposed replacement had federal approval in...
article Minnesota Pipeline Ruling Could Strengthen Tribes’ Legal Case Against Enbridge Line 3
(Minnesota) -- The proposed pipeline would carry tar sands oil through two Indian reservations. A judge agreed there's need for it but noted the tribes have...

4/10/2018

article Line 3 proposal shows willful ignorance of Ojibwe history and rights
(Minnesota) -- In all the coverage of Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline project, and in the recent and predictable pro-pipeline commentary by an Enbridge...

3/4/2018

article Enbridge negotiations with Red Lake Band show shift on tribal land issues
(Minnesota) -- For decades, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa was unaware that Enbridge’s oil pipelines crossed its land. So was Enbridge. Now a tiny piece of Enbridge...

10/13/2017

article Minnesota Chippewa plan their own environmental survey of Enbridge's Line 3 proposal
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Chippewa bands will do their own assessment of Enbridge's Line 3 proposal, looking at the "cumulative impact" of the pipeline on...

1/11/2017

article Wisconsin Native Americans vote no to renewing deal with Enbridge’s oil pipeline
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has voted against extending the contracts which allow Enbridge Inc. to use their land for a crude oil pipeline. It...

9/20/2016

article Northern Gateway, feds won't appeal ruling against Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- First Nations in British Columbia remain staunchly opposed to a proposed pipeline linking the province's north coast to Alberta's oilsands...

11/28/2015

article Chiefs of Ontario support fight against Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline
(Ontario) -- An Ontario First Nation is ready to take its fight against energy giant Enbridge all the way to the Supreme Court. APTN’s Delaney Windigo reports it...

3/17/2015

article CSIS helped government prepare for expected Northern Gateway protests
(Ottawa) -- Canada’s spy agency helped senior federal officials figure out how to deal with protests expected last summer in response to resource and energy...

1/13/2015

article First Nations file court challenge against B.C. government over Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- Two First Nations have launched a court challenge against the B.C. government, saying the province shirked its responsibility by failing to make a...

12/8/2014

article BC First Nation chiefs tell Alberta Premier: “We’ll do what needs to be done to make sure Northern Gateway is never built.”
(British Columbia) -- In a news release today, First Nation chiefs expressed their continued opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal by sending a...

10/15/2014

article Prentice: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline still offers best economic opportunity
(Alberta) -- When compared to the other major oil pipeline proposals on the table, Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project still offers the best economic opportunity...

9/26/2014

article Gitxaala First Nation granted leave to appeal Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The Federal Court of Appeal has granted leave to the Gitxaala Nation to apply for judicial review of the Northern Gateway pipeline project's...

9/4/2014

article Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start up by 2018
(Calgary) -- The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says the possibility of a 2018 start-up date is "quickly evaporating." John Carruthers says the...

7/21/2014

article Focus groups hint Conservatives out of sync on Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government policies are out of step with Canadians' priorities,...

7/18/2014

article Six Nations protesters stop Enbridge Line 9 dig in North Dumfries
(British Columbia) -- Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began...

7/12/2014

article Gitxaala Nation to challenge Enbridge Northern Gateway approval in court
(Canada) -- Gitxaala First Nation has launched a court challenge of the federal government's decision to approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway. The legal proceeding...

6/26/2014

article Supreme Court’s land-rights ruling could imperil Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The right of aboriginal groups to control vast swaths of land, and gain new leverage over lucrative development projects, will be at stake when the...

6/25/2014

article Supreme Court’s land-rights ruling could imperil Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The right of aboriginal groups to control vast swaths of land, and gain new leverage over lucrative development projects, will be at stake when the...

6/21/2014

article Northern Gateway Pipeline Protest: Crochet Yarn Blockade Stretches Across Douglas Channel
(British Columbia) -- The women of the Gitga'at Nation of British Columbia say they stretched wool yarn across the Douglas Channel on Friday in a symbolic protest...
article Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
(Canada) -- While the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a decade, pipeline giant Enbridge has quietly cloned its own...

6/20/2014

article Canada Approves Enbridge Pipeline Through B.C., First Nations Will Sue
(British Columbia) -- Hundreds of First Nations plan to take the Canadian government to court over its approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline from the Alberta oil...
article CIBC: First Nations, lawsuits will block Enbridge for years
(British Columbia) -- One of the biggest hurdles for the Northern Gateway project is one the company has never had the means to address. Now that the project has...
article Idle No More’s Sylvia McAdam Reacts to Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
(British Columbia) -- On June 17, the conservative government of Canada, headed by Prime Minister Harper gave the green light for the completion of the Enbridge Northern...
article This Tribal Chief Isn't Too Worried About the Pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Terry Teegee doesn't seem too worried about the Harper government's recent approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. According to...
article Women in Gitga'at use 7,000 metre long crochet to protest Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- On Friday, the women of the Gitga'at First Nation will protest the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline by stretching a crochet they call a '...

6/18/2014

article First Nations protesters redouble efforts to combat Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- Opponents of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project spent the day after its conditional approval from Ottawa waging war on several fronts, using...

6/17/2014

article First Nations leaders urge natives and non-natives to unite against Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- The federal government’s decision to go ahead with the Northern Gateway pipeline brought chiefs and elders to tears when news reached them at...
article Harper government approves Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project
(British Columbia) -- The Harper cabinet has approved construction of Enbridge’s highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project, setting the stage for a...
article Northern Gateway pipeline approved with 209 conditions
(British Columbia) -- The federal government has agreed to let Enbridge build its Northern Gateway pipeline, subject to 209 conditions recommended by the National Energy...

6/16/2014

article Northern Gateway opponents to push for referendum if pipeline OK'd
(British Columbia) -- A coalition of First Nations, environmentalists and lawyers have delivered a final rejection of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline,...

6/11/2014

article Northern Gateway: countdown to the decision
(Alberta) -- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver has said that failure to find new markets for the country's energy products would have stark economic consequences...

6/8/2014

article Northern Gateway pipeline: 10 days left for decision
(British Columbia) -- Some time in the next 10 days, the federal government is supposed to announce its final decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline — the...

5/12/2014

article 1000′s rally against Enbridge pipeline
(Alberta) -- Organizers say about 7,000 people held a rally against the Enbridge Gateway Pipeline over the weekend. As APTN’s Tina House reports, the protesters...
article Northern Gateway Investor Money Will 'Sit There And Rot,' Warns Chief
(Alberta) -- Opponents of Enbridge Inc.'s (TSX:ENB) Northern Gateway proposal say even if the federal cabinet approves controversial oil pipeline in the coming weeks...

4/24/2014

article Many Canadian aboriginals see no compromise on oil sands pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos...

4/22/2014

article B.C. First Nations slam the brakes on Premier’s LNG plans
(British Columbia) -- The “Fort Nelson incident” has united First Nations against speedy approvals of a $78 billion industry – potentially “...

4/21/2014

article Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline: Some B.C. First Nations say there will be no compromise
(British Columbia) -- Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc. plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos...

4/13/2014

article Kitimat residents vote no on Northern Gateway (updated)
(Ottawa) -- Proponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline, anxious to show it has public support in the B.C. community expected to benefit the post from the $7.9 billion...

3/12/2014

article 'Energy East' a sign BC is hostile territory for oil pipelines, critics say
(British Columbia) -- Two new massive tar sand pipeline proposals to pump oil east of Alberta instead of towards the west coast has pipeline critics suggesting they are...

3/6/2014

article Prentice’s arrival won’t soften Enbridge pipeline opposition: Coastal First Nations
(British Columbia) -- Former Aboriginal affairs minister Jim Prentice will be leading Enbridge Inc.’s charm offensive to convince recalcitrant First Nations to...

3/5/2014

article Enbridge taps Jim Prentice to rescue Northern Gateway First Nations talks
(British Columbia) -- Enbridge has tapped former Conservative cabinet minister Jim Prentice as its point man to resuscitate stalled talks with First Nations in B.C. and...

1/30/2014

article Court challenges threaten Northern Gateway project
(British Columbia) -- A string of court challenges from native groups and environmentalists opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline plan threatens to seriously...

1/24/2014

article Chuck Strahl steps down as spy watchdog amid lobbying questions
(British Columbia) -- Former Conservative cabinet minister Chuck Strahl announced his resignation as chair of the security intelligence review committee Friday,...
article Former Aboriginal affairs minister Strahl quits CSIS watchdog amid controversy
(British Columbia) -- Former Aboriginal affairs minister Chuck Strahl quit his post as chair of Canada’s spy agency watchdog after facing criticism for also...

1/22/2014

article Gitga'at Northern Gateway lawsuit joins 9 other challenges
(British Columbia) -- The Gitga'at First Nation in British Columbia has filed a court challenge to the federal review panel recommendation in favour of the Northern...

1/21/2014

article Native Americans Challenge Tar Sands Pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Environmental and Native American groups claim in court that the Canadian government approved a controversial oil pipeline project based on a...

1/19/2014

article Northern Gateway spokesman says lawsuit is premature
(British Columbia) -- A spokesman for the company behind the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal says he wasn't surprised by an application filed by environmentalists...

1/17/2014

article Northern Gateway pipeline report draws lawsuit
(British Columbia) -- A coalition of environment groups has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging serious flaws with the Joint Review Panel's final report that...

1/15/2014

article Vancouver residents sign petition opposing Enbridge pipeline
(Vancouver) -- People gathered in downtown Vancouver over the weekend to sign a petition saying they’re against the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.

1/10/2014

article First Nations in B.C. and Alberta sign protocols with energy giant Enbridge
(British Columbia) -- Just before the holidays, the National Energy Board quietly released a list of 36 First Nations in B.C. and Alberta that have signed protocols with...

12/24/2013

article Northern Gateway has Ottawa scrambling to avoid lawsuits
(Ottawa) -- Within three hours of the Joint Review Panel’s announcement giving conditional approval for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the Lake Babine...

12/23/2013

article Could First Nations still stop the Northern Gateway pipeline?
(British Columbia) -- A joint review panel is convinced Canada and Canadians would be better off with the Northern Gateway pipeline and it's recommending Ottawa give...
article Now comes the heavy lifting for Enbridge, First Nations
(British Columbia) -- The National Energy Board’s endorsement of the Northern Gateway pipeline has set out a well-considered path from a regulatory perspective....

12/21/2013

article Yinka Dene Stand Firm as Canada Panel Approves Enbridge Pipeline in B.C.
(British Columbia) -- A three-member environmental review panel in Canada has recommended approval of Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline through...

12/20/2013

article Enbridge to consult First Nations opposed to Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- Enbridge Inc., with regulatory blessing in hand for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, will now go back to British Columbia First Nations that...
article Northern Gateway pipeline opposition groups threaten 'direct action'
(British Columbia) -- Opponents of Northern Gateway said Friday that the war against the pipeline will now be waged against the federal government, which will decide the...

12/19/2013

article Northern Gateway pipeline recommendation draws mixed reaction
(British Columbia) -- A polarizing debate over the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline heated up Thursday after an independent panel from the National Energy...
article Northern Gateway pipeline recommended for federal approval, with conditions
(British Columbia) -- A joint review panel has recommended the federal government approve Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project.

12/6/2013

article Energy workers union backs First Nations against Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- Canada’s largest private-sector union has thrown its support behind First Nations in opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline project, vowing...

12/3/2013

article Enbridge pipeline: protesters locked to construction equipment to stop work
(Toronto) -- Five protesters have locked themselves to construction equipment in north Toronto to halt work on Enbridge Inc.’s Line 9 oil pipeline.

11/24/2013

article Enbridge pipeline: Legal challenge over new rules moving forward
(Toronto) -- The federal government won’t file a response to a court challenge seeking to strike legislation that limits public participation on proposed energy...

11/10/2013

article Enbridge files plan for pipeline across N Minn.
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy has filed detailed plans with Minnesota regulators for a proposed $2.6 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from North Dakota across...

10/21/2013

article Anishinaabe and Lakota Riders Protest Pipelines, on Horseback
(South Dakota) -- Thundering across the plains on horseback, along the routes of two proposed oil pipelines, Earth’s Army has wound up its journey to draw...
article Video: They Rode for Unci Maka, Grandmother Earth
(South Dakota) -- They ride for Unci Maka, Grandmother Earth. Earlier this month, two groups rode on horseback, Ojibwe and Lakota, roughly tracing the routes of two...

10/20/2013

article Closing arguments on Enbridge pipeline proposal cancelled due to security concerns
(Toronto) -- The final day of hearings on a proposal to reverse the flow of a pipeline that runs between southern Ontario and Montreal were cancelled Saturday due to...

10/17/2013

article Enbridge pipeline reversal would endanger First Nations’ water supply, panel told
(Ontario) -- An Enbridge proposal to reverse the flow of a pipeline that runs between Southern Ontario and Montreal puts First Nations communities at risk, threatens...
article Province wants independent review of Enbridge pipeline plan
(Ontario) -- Ontario wants an independent review of risk and engineering assessments on an Enbridge pipeline proposal before it gets federal approval, an assistant...

10/14/2013

article First Nations say work already starting on Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- A First Nations group dedicated to preserving the Fraser River Watershed say they’re already seeing work starting on the proposed Northern Gateway...

10/11/2013

article Kahnawake council has it’s say about Enbridge gas pipeline proposal in Montreal
(Quebec) -- The police in Montreal has stopped a few dozen protesters from marching to a hearing that’s looking into an Enbridge pipeline proposal.

10/10/2013

article Kahnawake Mohawks say more environmental protection needed for Enbridge pipeline
(Quebec) -- Representatives from the Mohawk First Nation of Kahnawake appeared before the National Energy Board as part of ongoing consultations taking place in Montreal.

9/29/2013

article Horseback riders protest Enbridge pipeline
(Minnesota) -- A group of Anishinaabe horseback riders launched a protest in the shadow of Enbridge Energy’s Superior refinery Sunday against the company’s...

9/24/2013

article Kill Northern Gateway now, First Nations leaders say amid ad campaign
(British Columbia) -- Coastal First Nations in British Columbia have aimed an anti-oil tanker campaign directly at Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an apparent attempt...

8/2/2013

article Enbridge’s pipeline dreams may never become reality
(British Columbia) -- There are many who believe that Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline is a pipe dream. The opposition to it is large and the political will to...

7/18/2013

article Regulators OK Enbridge Pipeline Expansion
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved plans by Enbridge Energy to boost the capacity of its oil pipeline in Minnesota.

7/14/2013

article Winona LaDuke: Certificate of greed: PUC should not grant Enbridge permit
(Minnesota) -- The Enbridge pipeline company is asking for a "certificate of need" on July 17 at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. This certificate...

6/25/2013

article Aboriginal communities to be big beneficiaries of pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The Northern Gateway pipeline holds enormous economic potential for British Columbians in every corner of the province. It will generate thousands...
article First Nations don't have right to direct tankers, says Northern Gateway pipeline lawyer
(British Columbia) -- The proposed Northern Gateway project reached a major milestone on Monday with the end of public hearings on the pipeline, and now the company will...

6/23/2013

article Native bands to get $70K per year from equity offer
(British Columbia) -- The equity offer from Northern Gateway to aboriginal groups along the route of a controversial oil pipeline would amount to an average of about $70...

6/21/2013

article Ontario anti-Enbridge occupation just the start of widespread actions, says Tuscarora woman
(Ontario) -- The occupation of an Enbridge pumping station in southern Ontario is just the beginning of widespread actions against the company and the Alberta tar sands...

6/16/2013

article Federal panel to hear final pitch for, against Northern Gateway
(British Columbia) -- The proponent and opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline will make their final pitches to a federal review panel starting Monday, at the last...

6/7/2013

article First Nations Key to Future of Northern Gateway Pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Just a few weeks ago, proponents of pipelines between the Prairies and the West Coast were preparing for the worst. Adrian Dix, the apparently...

6/4/2013

article BC government’s sneaky non-rejection of Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Environmentalists across the country rejoiced at the news that the BC government formally opposed the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. But...

5/31/2013

article B.C. officially opposes Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government has officially expressed its opposition to a proposal for the Northern Gateway pipeline project, saying it fails to address the...
article New approach needed to get First Nations' support for pipelines , report warns
(British Columbia) -- Aboriginal opposition is sufficient to kill West Coast pipeline projects such as Northern Gateway regardless of what happens with other governments...

5/6/2013

article Enbridge pipeline protesters close Ontario highway
(Ontario) -- A highway near Hamilton, Ont., was shut down for almost 90 minutes Monday morning as a group stopped traffic to protest Enbridge's plan to reverse the...

5/2/2013

article Northern Gateway dismisses report on risk of oil spills
(British Columbia) -- John Carruthers, president of Northern Gateway Pipelines, has dismissed a report by Simon Fraser University that calls into doubt the oil-spill...

5/1/2013

article Pipeline in Northwest Territories needs to be replaced: Grand Chief
(North Canada) -- In the Northwest Territories government inspectors are ordering a full engineering assessment of a troubled northern pipeline. The pipeline has sprung...

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