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Enbridge spent $11M lobbying Minnesota over Line 3 pipeline in 2018

Sunday 19:03 GMT

A new report shows Enbridge spent US$11 million last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the Calgary-based oil company is fighting to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline despite opposition from local tribes and environmentalists.

Enbridge spokesperson Juli Kellner said the spending was required to present the facts about Line 3 to state agencies “and to give voice to the thousands of women and men across Minnesota who support the replacement of Line 3.”. READ MORE: Minnesota governor sides with environmentalists on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline. Last summer, Enbridge gained the commission’s approval to replace the pipeline, which angered Native American tribes and climate change activists who say the project threatens fragile areas.

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