Enbridge Meets with Community on Proposed Pipeline

By KBJR News 1

Enbridge Meets with Community on Proposed Pipeline

August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Northlanders met with Enbridge officials in south Superior on Monday to learn more about a proposed pipeline.

The existing Enbridge mainline stretches along a northerly route.

The proposed Sandpiper Project would bring nearly 610 miles of pipeline to Superior along a southern route.

Enbridge says the new project will bring growing supplies of North Dakota crude oil to refineries in the United States and Canada.

But some people are concerned that the proposal would negatively impact farmers in Carlton and neighboring counties.

"I'm here to get some information about this proposed pipeline because where the pipeline is proposed to go through is in some prime agricultural land. Even though we're in Duluth, removed from Carlton County, we see this as an issue of interest to our broader bio region," said Jamie Harvie, Institute for Sustainable Future.

Monday's meeting was one of several this week where Enbridge will take the community feedback into consideration for future pipeline planning.

Construction for the new Sandpiper Pipeline could begin in late 2014.