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LINE 3 REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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The environmentalists filed a civil complaint on July 16, 2021, arguing that the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office’s blockade on June 28, 2021 to the 80-acre camp was a violation of private property rights, including, in particular, an easement covering the driveway to the property.
Nearly 800 of several thousand demonstrators were charged with crimes, most of them stemming from protests during last year's construction. About a fifth of the cases remain open.
The site near LaSalle Creek in Hubbard County is one of three places where crews installing the Enbridge-owned pipeline last year caused uncontrolled flows of groundwater.
"Despite attempts by people like Winona LaDuke to try to confuse, mislead or misrepresent, reality is something that thankfully cannot be ignored," says Thief River Falls Mayor Brian Holmer.
The July 2021 charges continue to move forward with the courts determining how to proceed.
A study shows during peak construction in 2021, Line 3 employment reached over 14,400 jobs and surpassed overall economic projections.

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Roughly a thousand people were arrested during those actions. Some were charged with relatively serious crimes, including gross misdemeanors and felonies.
Landowners along Line 3 can submit comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission until May 19 to request that eventual decommissioning costs are the responsibility of Enbridge.
A demonstration outside the Hubbard County Courthouse said charges should be dropped against 'water protectors' arrested during the Line 3 replacement project, but county officials disagree.

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