Protesters Gather at Enbridge Pipeline Site

April 09, 2018 10:22 PM

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The Carlton County Sheriff's Department reports a group of 20 protesters have gathered on Enbridge property in Automba Township, voicing opposition to plans for a crude oil pipeline replacement.

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A legislative commission approved the final environmental review of the pipeline replacement in March, meaning the commission could approve the route and construction in June.

RELATED: Dayton Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

A release from the sheriff's department Monday said a 911 call at 9:06 a.m. reported a group of 20 to 30 people trespassing on Enbridge property inside a fenced area. Deputies and Enbridge representatives arrived on the scene and the group was allowed to remain.

The release said the protesters had been peaceful, cooperative and were holding signs in opposition to the pipeline project.

RELATED: Regulators ask Enbridge to Tweak Pipeline Environment Review

Earlier Monday, a press release said 26 members of The Catholic Workers, a group that has opposed the pipeline project, planned to trespass at the site.

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