State regulators have approved two pipeline projects in North Dakota.
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After a U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled an expansion of the nation's sprawling oil and gas pipeline network, mounting political pressures and legal setbacks have put its future growth in doubt even as the pandemic saps demand for fuel.Read More »
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program used to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives warn could slow or halt infrastructure projects because of environmental concerns.Read More »
Minnesota regulators will hold a forum in Duluth on Thursday for members of the public to comment on additions to the state's environmental review for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline throughout northern Minnesota.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bipartisan proposal Wednesday making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in Wisconsin, a step that opponents said would violate free-speech rights and disproportionately affect American Indians whose lands are often harmed by pipeline projects.Read More »
A bill that would make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline project earned the state Senate's approval on Tuesday.
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In response to protests that have sometimes turned destructive in northern Wisconsin, state lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline.Read More »
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said state regulators must conduct a further review of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline because the project's environmental-impact statement doesn't take seriously the possibility of an oil spill into the Lake Superior watershed.Read More »