Environmental advocacy groups, health professionals and several tribal governments have asked the Walz administration to halt construction during the pandemic, touching off a debate over the safety of moving ahead with one of the state’s biggest construction projects.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has agreed to review concerns about its permit for the Enbridge Line 3 project after four groups and 16 individuals petitioned the agency for a “contested case hearing.”
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s decision speaks to the difficulty of grappling with complex regulation amid an unprecedented situation, but it also raises a larger question: How do government agencies balance legal deadlines and meaningful public input when the state is on lockdown?
Gore was in Minneapolis for three days to train activists in his Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit focused on building political support to address climate change.
Jay Inslee is the second Democratic presidential candidate to take a stance on Enbridge’s Line 3, a $2.6 billion project that would travel 337 miles across Minnesota.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, a ruling that may delay Enbridge’s progress toward building the 337-mile pipeline.
The governor and his Department of Commerce had been mulling whether to drop the Dayton administration’s appeal after taking office, but ultimately decided to stay the course after the lawsuit was thrown out last week on a technicality.
A judge’s order put new pressure on Gov. Tim Walz to quickly take a side on an issue he has been quietly mulling since taking office in January.
Enbridge’s Line 3 project looms especially large in the selection process for the next member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
An FAQ about the $2.6 billion project.
Counties are challenging the Line 61 expansion as the Yellowstone River spill inspires calls for safeguards.