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Enbridge Line 3 Opponents Camp at Minnesota Capitol to Protest Oil Pipeline

Enbridge Line 3 Opponents Camp at Minnesota Capitol to Protest Oil Pipeline

By Jake Johnson With Enbridge on the verge of completing its multibillion-dollar Line 3 pipeline, thousands of Indigenous leaders and environmentalists brought their protests against the sprawling tar sands project to the grounds of the Minnesota state capitol building on Wednesday to demand that lawmakers intervene before the dirty oil starts flowing. Roughly 2,000 demonstrators […]

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    Canadian Oil Company Hires Engineer for Controversial Pipeline in Michigan

    Canadian Oil Company Hires Engineer for Controversial Pipeline in Michigan

    The Canadian company Enbridge is moving forward with plans to build a $500 million oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, which runs between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas. The oil transportation company said it would go ahead with plans despite an ongoing lawsuit with Michigan, according to Kallanish Energy. Enbridge Inc. has hired two […]

    1 Dead, 5 Injured in Second Enbridge Pipeline Explosion This Year

    1 Dead, 5 Injured in Second Enbridge Pipeline Explosion This Year

    A natural gas pipeline owned by Canadian company Enbridge exploded in Kentucky early Thursday, sending flames 300 feet into the sky, killing one woman and sending five people to the hospital, CBS News reported. The blast was so strong it showed up on radar. “It was like an atomic bomb went off, basically,” one evacuee […]

    Two Pipelines Shut Down After 43 Barrels of Crude Leak into Missouri Soil

    Two Pipelines Shut Down After 43 Barrels of Crude Leak into Missouri Soil

    Parts of two pipelines owned by controversial Canadian pipeline companies remained shut down Thursday following the discovery of a leak near St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, CBC News reported. Both TransCanada‘s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge‘s Platte pipeline run parallel to each other through the area. The Keystone pipeline, which carries 590,000 barrels of crude oil […]

    Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explodes in Ohio

    Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explodes in Ohio

    A natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge exploded in Noble County, Ohio at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday. At least two people were reportedly injured and two homes are believed to have been damaged in the incident. “We got reports flames were shooting (up) 80 feet to 200 feet (25-60 meters),” Chasity Schmelzenbach, emergency management […]

    Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Flowing

    Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Flowing

    Michigan’s outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Wednesday that creates a new government authority to oversee a proposed oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac to effectively allow Canadian oil to keep flowing through the Great Lakes. The controversial tunnel will encase a replacement segment for Enbridge Energy’s aging Line 5 pipelines that run […]

    Great Lakes Pipeline Dispute Highlights a Broader Energy Dilemma

    Great Lakes Pipeline Dispute Highlights a Broader Energy Dilemma

    By Douglas Bessette A deal involving an aging oil pipeline in Michigan reflects the complex decisions communities across the country need to make to balance the needs for energy and safety with efforts to deal with climate change. Gov. Rick Snyder and Enbridge, a Canadian company, have reached an agreement over a leak-prone pipeline that […]

    Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Forces First Nations Community to Flee

    Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Forces First Nations Community to Flee

    A 36-inch natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge exploded around 5:45 p.m. in rural land north of Prince George, British Columbia on Tuesday, the Canadian pipeline company said in a media release. The blast forced 100 people to evacuate from the nearby Lheidli T’enneh First Nation as a precaution, Enbridge said. “I […]

    Lawsuit Could Shut Down Controversial Great Lakes Pipeline

    Lawsuit Could Shut Down Controversial Great Lakes Pipeline

    Two environmental groups have filed suit against the U.S. Coast Guard in a Detroit federal district court, arguing that their plan to respond in the case of a Great Lakes pipeline oil spill is inadequate, The Detroit News reported on Aug. 22. The suit is part of a larger push to shut down Enbridge’s Line […]