Minnesota Seeks to Block Enbridge Hearing in Tribal Court

Sept. 14, 2021, 7:48 PM

A tribal court hearing on whether to rescind a state-issued permit for Enbridge Inc.'s Line 3 pipeline replacement project should be put on hold pending Minnesota’s challenge in federal court, the state told the Eighth Circuit.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissed the state’s lawsuit of its own accord Sept. 3 after finding the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and the tribal court judge are immune. However, tribal Chief Judge David A. DeGroat isn’t immune from the lawsuit, according to the filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

The state says it ...

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