September 12, 2017
The Minnesota Commerce Department recommends against the $6.5 billion pipeline project, which would update the oil-transporting infrastructure in the state.
Energy company Enbridge is seeking to replace the Line 3 Pipeline that transports Canadian oil from Alberta to the terminals in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Enbridge has secured construction permits in Canada and Wisconsin for the 1,000 mile pipeline that would transport almost 800,000 barrels per day.
Some Minnesota officials say the projected environmental risks of the pipeline upgrade outweigh the estimated benefits to the state.