PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Enbridge is hearing the opposition to its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, company officials said this week. The 616-mile pipeline would carry 225,000 barrels of oil each day from western North Dakota to Superior, Wis. The company’s proposed route would take it across northern Minnesota. “Well, certainly we’ve had a lot of input and feedback from folks along the route, and that’s to be expected. We see that from any pipelines or project we have going,” said Loraine Little, spokeswoman for Enbridge’s crude oil pipelines division.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The group Friends of the Headwaters is taking a two-pronged approach to the Sandpiper Pipeline slated to be built through part of Hubbard County. Foremost, the group wants the pipeline moved out of Minnesota’s pristine lakes country, said co-founder Richard Smith. In case the group is unsuccessful in that mission, it held a seminar for landowners last week to deal with Enbridge Inc., the Canadian company that is in the process of securing easements for the proposed route. Fourteen people attended the meeting.