Surging U.S. oil and natural gas production has unleashed a new ear of American prosperity. It has also created a myriad of transportation bottlenecks in production regions across the country. In the absence of adequate pipeline capacity, producers are forced to rely on railroads to ship resources to market.
Most recently, reduced capacity on Enbridge’s Line 3 and the ongoing legal drama over the Keystone XL Pipeline caused the Canadian government to contract 4,400 railway tank cars to move oil to U.S. markets. Crude-by-rail shipments from Canada to the U.S. are already at an historic high, more than doubling …
CLAIM: Minnesota House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt claimed that the Obama administration had recommend that Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline be replaced.
During President Obama’s second term, the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement agreement with Enbridge that among other things required that Line 3 be replaced.
In the summer of 2016, Enbridge entered into a settlement agreement with Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency—both led by Obama appointees at the time—to resolve claims stemming from two pipeline spills six years earlier.
As part the agreement, Enbridge agreed to invest over $100 …
CLAIM: Greenpeace claimed in a tweet that the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project “would endanger Indigenous rights & our climate.”
While a section of the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement pipeline does cross the Fond du Lac Band Reservation in northern Minnesota, it does not “endanger indigenous rights” as Greenpeace suggests.
Following consultations with Enbridge, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa agreed to allow the new Line 3 crude oil pipeline to cross its reservation along the route of the existing Line 3. In a Facebook post, Devin Dupuis, Chairman of the Fond du …