The latest in the regulatory and permit approval process for a controversial Northern Minnesota Pipeline Project; a law suit, filed by two groups, determined to stop the approval process.

Friends of the Headwaters, and Honor the Earth, filed the suit Wednesday, arguing the Environmental Review of Enbridge Energy’s Legacy Line 3 Replacement Project was insufficient, specifically, that it failed to review the potential for spills in certain locations and did not take into consideration the results of a tribal cultural survey.
Earlier this summer the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a Certificate of Need and a Conditional Route Permit for the 3 hundred 40 mile replacement project, running through the listening area, from Kittson to Carlton Counties.
The two groups are challenging that ruling as out of “accord” with environmental law.

Enbridge says the court challenge was not unexpected, adding the required Environmental Impact Statement was the most extensive in Minnesota pipeline history.

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