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Enbridge Wins Minnesota Court Ruling on Oil Pipeline Permit (1)

June 14, 2021, 4:26 PM

A key permit for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 oil pipeline was upheld by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, removing a potential delay for the controversial project.

The court on Monday affirmed a Certificate of Need and Routing Permit granted by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

The pipeline, which will carry Canadian oil-sands crude from Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, has faced fierce opposition from indigenous and environmental groups, who clashed with law enforcement last week.

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