The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct three informational webinars in late April and early May about Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The webinars will focus on the project, how people can comment on the company's applications, and the DNR's decision-making process.
Enbridge needs several licenses and permits to construct and operate a replacement of the Line 3 oil pipeline across Minnesota. The DNR is accepting comments through May 17 on Enbridge's applications for those licenses and permits.
In addition to describing the Line 3 comment process, the webinars will help people understand the scope of the project and the DNR's role in it.
"These webinars are a great chance for people to learn more about the Line 3 project," DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen said in a statement. "We want the public to have a clear understanding of the license and permit applications to help inform their comments on the project."
The webinars will be held at 2:30 p.m. April 29, 10 a.m. April 30 and 3 p.m. May 6. The DNR will provide more information about logging into to watch the webinars as the date draws closer. Minnesotans will be able to view the webinars using their own computers and other devices or-for people without computers or Internet access-from three locations in northern Minnesota:
• Park Rapids: Hubbard County Government Center, Room 324 (County Board room), 304 Court Ave.
• Clearbrook: Clearbrook Community Center, 200 Elm St., Melody Room.
• Floodwood: Event Center, 201 W. Seventh Ave.
All permit and license applications are available for review at mndnr.gov/line3.
The DNR will accept comments through 4:30 p.m. May 17 at mndnr.gov/line3 or by postal mail to the DNR at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul MN 55155-4025, Attention Line 3 Replacement Applications.