No further action on Line 3 permits until EIS deficiency addressed

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

ST. PAUL– The Minnesota DNR and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not take any further action on Enbridge’s Line 3 applications until the Public Utilities Commission addresses the Environmental Impact Statement deficiency.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the original final EIS failed to address the impact of an oil spill into the Lake Superior Watershed.

The MPCA will not release draft permits or the 401 water quality certification on the first of July as previously scheduled, and neither agency will take any further permitting action until there is an approved EIS by the PUC. 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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