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.”
Biden never addressed the Line 3 or Twin Metals projects during his presidential primary campaign, and he has continued to avoid taking a stand since becoming the likely Democratic nominee.
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.