Robb Jeffries is a freelance journalist for Forum News Service. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Jeffries has spent time in the Grand Forks Herald newsroom as a copy editor, clerk and reporter in the news and sports sections.
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It all started with a crayon. At least that was the rhetoric used during Thursday’s Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing regarding proposed alternate routes for the Sandpiper Pipeline project. The original route, along with the eight proposed “system alternatives” came under fire from attorneys representing Canadian transportation company Enbridge, environmental groups and others, calling the routes on the table lines drawn on a map in crayon. The end result led the commission to vote in favor of deviating from it’s usual routine. Instead it will allow more time for the Minnesota Department of Commerce to conduct more research into the environmental impact of the six “crayon-drawn” system alternatives recommended for review by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Despite procedural concerns and plenty of public outcry, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to issue a certificate of need for an Enbridge expansion project on an existing line in northern Minnesota.
The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline project got more complex Thursday as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved moving forward with both the original and an alternative pipeline route.
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