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Updated Environmental Line 3 Review Finds No Serious Impacts

Updated Environmental Line 3 Review Finds No Serious Impacts Click to Enlarge Photo: Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay

(AP) - An updated environmental review for Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota has found no serious impacts on Lake Superior from hypothetical spills.

Regulators ordered the update after a Minnesota court declared an earlier review inadequate because it failed to specifically address the potential impacts of a spill into the Lake Superior watershed.

A public comment period runs through Jan. 16. If the Public Utilities Commission deems the update adequate, Enbridge hopes to start construction of the Minnesota and North Dakota segments of the replacement pipeline in mid-2020.

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