Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline build amid pandemic

Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline build amid pandemic Photo: KSTP/ File.

Associated Press
Created: November 26, 2020 08:31 PM

Two Native American tribes in northern Minnesota are asking state regulators to stop the imminent construction of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement project.

They say it increases the risk of coronavirus infections spreading. The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Chippewa filed a motion for an expedited stay of the project with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission late Wednesday.

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