More evidence of Enbridge Line 3 destruction uncovered in Northern Minnesota; public comment period still open for Line 5.

March 21, 2022

According to a report on Minnesota Public Radio today, the Minnesota DNR has released the details of more damage committed by Canadian multi-national fossil fuel corporation Enbridge while constructing Line 3 through northern Minnesota last year.

Enbridge Clearbrook Line 3 terminal aquifer breach on January 8, 2022, which occurred on Jan. 21, 2021, during Enbridge’s construction of the pipeline, and resulted in an uncontrolled flow of 50 million gallons of groundwater. 
Screen capture courtesy of Honor the Earth

The DNR has completed its investigation of three sites where crews installing the pipeline breached underground aquifers, causing uncontrolled — and unauthorized — flows of groundwater.

All told, Enbridge breaches leaked over a quarter billion gallons of water. The Clearwater breach was leaking for over a year. The breach recently discovered near Fond du Lac is still leaking.


Meanwhile, the Wisconsin DNR has extended the public comment period for Line 5 expansion through northern Wisconsin until April 15, 2022. Click here for information on how to submit your comments.

Army Corp of Engineer public comment period on Line 3 runs through March 22, 2022. Click here to submit comments.

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