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Oil has been flowing through the completed pipeline for months now, but the White Earth Band of Ojibwe — Minnesota's largest Native American tribe with about 20,000 members — continues fighting the project in court, and through extraordinary surveillance efforts.
It’s not yet clear whether the breach caused any long-term environmental damage or affected aquifer levels in the area.
The details were made in a May 2021 filing.
The company had until Friday to stop the unauthorized flow of groundwater that occurred when Line 3 construction crews pierced the aquifer near the Clearbrook Terminal in late January.

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As reported earlier this week by Forum News Service, the Minnesota segment is the last portion of the 1,000-mile line that stretches from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin. It is expected to transport nearly 32 million gallons of oil per day.
With the announcement of the substantial completion of the Line 3 replacement project, pipeline safety is a concern for many in Minnesota. Enbridge this week addressed the concerns in a virtual open house.
On Wednesday, the Canada-based company Enbridge announced Line 3 would be in service starting Friday, Oct. 1. Pipeline proponents and opponents both made statements in response to the news.
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a network of 70 nonprofits, held a digital meeting Thursday to discuss recent issues with Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project.
The agency said Enbridge deviated from its plans and dug too deep. It's referred the matter to the Clearwater County attorney for criminal prosecution.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is making her final pitch to President Joe Biden to revoke the permits for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project, set to begin moving oil as soon as this year.

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Enbridge gave an update on the construction process of its Line 3 replacement project during a virtual project update on Wednesday. During the meeting, officials said construction is near completion, but work will continue into next year.
The decision lets a lower court's ruling stand.
Police work during hot morning to separate locked down protesters blocking Backus staging area.

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