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Can opponents make life so miserable for Enbridge that they give up?

by Dan Burns on July 27, 2018

enbridgeI for one sure hope so. A couple of intertwined items.
 

Climate change protesters are claiming victory in their effort to present an unusual “necessity defense” against felony charges stemming from efforts to shut down oil pipelines.
 
The Minnesota Supreme Court declined (July 18) to review a ruling by the Minnesota Court of Appeals that backed the protesters, who will still face an uphill legal battle when their case goes to trial this fall.
 
Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein acknowledge turning the emergency shut-off valves on two pipelines in 2016 in Clearwater County of northwestern Minnesota as part of a coordinated nationwide action. Eleven activists were charged in all.
(MPR)

Environmental and Native American groups in Minnesota are gearing up to thwart the replacement of an aging pipeline that crosses the state…
 
Enbridge still must apply for 29 required federal, state, and local permits before they can begin construction…
(CNN)

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