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North Dakota Pipeline Paves Way for Enbridge 3

Remember the apocalyptic protests over how catastrophic the Dakota Access Pipeline would be for the environment? That was then, this is now. The pipeline just celebrated its first full year in service without a hitch. The only environmental damage done in North Dakota in connection to DAPL was the tons of trash and filth left behind by activists. North Dakota State Senator Jessica Unruh couldn't resist sharing the good news with readers of the Star Tribune's editorial page. How could we miss the anniversary for a pipeline that sparked the world’s attention for nearly an entire year before operation? The answer is relatively...

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Supporters Turn Up Heat on Dayton to Approve Pipeline

Supporters of the Enbridge 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota paid a visit to Gov. Mark Dayton's office at the State Capitol. They dropped off a petition with more than 1,200 signatures in support of the $3 billion project Dayton's administration has held up in regulator red tape for the last three years. The petition from Minnesotans for Pipeline 3 lays it on the line regarding the economic and environmental importance of the pipeline project to communities and counties along its route.  It states: We believe that pipelines are critical to providing the energy our homes, vehicles and businesses depend on as Minnesota does...

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Pipeline Proponents Go On Offense

The Enbridge Line 3 replacement oil pipeline project continues to languish in the labyrinth of the State of Minnesota's regulatory maze. So pipeline proponents have formed an advocacy group called Minnesotans for Line 3. The Brainerd Dispatch caught up with the group's founder, Bob Schoneberger, CEO of United Piping, in Baxter, the first of six stops in Northern Minnesota and North Dakota. "We're just people in support of replacing our country's infrastructure," Schoneberger said, describing what Minnesotans for Line 3 stands for. "Specifically, here we're talking Line 3. We just think that's important, especially when you've got aging infrastructure. It needs to...

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