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LINE 3 REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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Enbridge made a $4 billion investment over the seven-year Line 3 replacement project.
Nearly 800 of several thousand demonstrators were charged with crimes, most of them stemming from protests during last year's construction. About a fifth of the cases remain open.
The site near LaSalle Creek in Hubbard County is one of three places where crews installing the Enbridge-owned pipeline last year caused uncontrolled flows of groundwater.
"Despite attempts by people like Winona LaDuke to try to confuse, mislead or misrepresent, reality is something that thankfully cannot be ignored," says Thief River Falls Mayor Brian Holmer.
I have serious questions and concerns about how many jobs were created that local citizens performed and how many are still in place because of the Line 3 replacement project.
The July 2021 charges continue to move forward with the courts determining how to proceed.

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A study shows during peak construction in 2021, Line 3 employment reached over 14,400 jobs and surpassed overall economic projections.
Roughly a thousand people were arrested during those actions. Some were charged with relatively serious crimes, including gross misdemeanors and felonies.
For those of us who supported the project and the need to have a safe and reliable source of energy, replacing Line 3 always made sense.

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