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Minn. PUC to hold hearing on Enbridge oil pipeline

April 3, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Climate change activists plan to rally against Enbridge Energy's plan to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline across northern Minnesota.

The pipeline now carries 450,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil daily through a corner of North Dakota, across Minnesota to Superior, Wis. The company wants the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve an increased capacity of 800,000 barrels per day.

Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1lqMn72 ) reports that activists from Minnesota 350, the Sierra Club and other groups plan to rally in St. Paul Thursday before speaking at a PUC hearing. They object because much of the oil the pipeline carries comes from the oil sands of Alberta. Extracting and refining that oil is an energy-intensive process.

Another hearing, before an administrative law judge, is set for next week.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

 
 

 

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