Line 3 Pipeline Threatens Minnesota Waters and Indigenous Wild Rice Harvests

Line 3 Pipeline Threatens Minnesota Waters and Indigenous Wild Rice Harvests

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The controversial Line 3, a pipeline expansion under construction in northern Minnesota that would transport one million barrels of tar sands per day, hasn’t begun operating yet, but is already causing harm. The line’s construction, coupled with drought, has created low water levels in Minnesota lakes where Indigenous Anishinaabe […]

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Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will require an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline upgrade project. The project’s opponents are celebrating the temporary victory, which will delay building a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The announcement is a fierce battle between Enbridge and environmental allies, including Michigan Governor […]

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More than 1000 Protesters Disrupt “Line 3” Pipeline Construction in Minnesota

More than 1000 Protesters Disrupt “Line 3” Pipeline Construction in Minnesota

Thousands of protesters gathered near the headwaters of the Mississippi River from around the country, including actresses Jane Fonda and Patricia Arquette, in an attempt to disrupt the construction of a major pipeline through northern Minnesota, the Duluth Tribune reported.

Why This Matters: The Line 3 pipeline, at a cost of $4B, will carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of dirty Canadian tar-sands oil through the U.S. across at least 200 bodies of water and sensitive watersheds.

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Deadly Gas Pipeline Explosion Rocks Kentucky

Deadly Gas Pipeline Explosion Rocks Kentucky

A large regional pipeline owned by Enbridge that carries natural gas from the Mexican border in Texas to New York City exploded in rural Kentucky early Thursday morning, killing one and injuring five others in what one resident described as a tornado of fire.  CBS News reported that the explosion destroyed railroad tracks and several trailer homes causing tremendous damage in its vicinity — it was so big it could be seen by weather radar — and it took several hours to bring under control by local fire officials. 

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