Enbridge’s Mainline runs through northern Minnesota, installed in the 1960’s many of the lines are aging and will soon need replaced. Enbridge currently has a proposal to abandon Line 3 and move it to a new corridor, along the proposed Sandpiper pipeline route. It is anticipated that Lines 2 and 4 will soon be next on the abandonment plan.
While Enbridge has stated they will remain responsible in perpetuity for the abandoned line, Minnesota has no regulations to hold them accountable. Turns out that pipeline abandonment is an issue nationally, and turns out regulations may allow Enbridge to get out of their responsibility.
Don’t let this happen to your community. Citizens, tribal members, landowners, and elected officials are coming together to demand that Enbridge put Minnesotans to work cleaning up its old mess before making a new one.
Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, with pipeline attorney Paul Blackburn and staff researchers, will present information about the abandonment process, issues that may arise, liability concerns, and ways to get involved.
Join Honor the Earth and Bemidji State University for this informational meeting. Meeting is free and open to the public and will be held at 7 pm in the Gathering Room at the American Indian Resources Center. Pizza will be provided.
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
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