Clearbrook News

06/11/2018 10:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Staff members recommend state regulators approve controversial Enbridge pipeline project 

Allowing Enbridge to build a controversial new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota would be better for the environment than to continue relying on the aging, corroding pipeline that it would replace, according to staff for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The PUC staff comments are a recommendation for a new Line 3, but they are not the final decision in regard to the project.

05/09/2018 11:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Enbridge, Leech Lake Band file objections to ruling on pipeline proposal 

Workers installing Enbridge's Line 3 replacement pipeline in Wisconsin. The route in Minnesota, especially after an administrative law judge's ruling, is drawing much debate.

04/24/2018 09:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Leech Lake Band criticizes judge's recommendations on Enbridge's proposed pipeline 

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe on Tuesday slammed a judge's recommendation that Enbridge's proposed new Line 3 oil pipeline should follow the current Line 3's route, which crosses the band's reservation. Administrative Law Judge Ann O'Reilly issued a report Monday saying that Enbridge should be allowed to build the controversial new Line 3, but not on the company's proposed new route.

12/16/2017 04:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Reality on the ground essentially rules out alternatives to... 

In an Aug. 21, 2017 photo, workers make sure that each section of the replacement Line 3 that is joined passes muster. Enbridge already had started building the 14-mile stretch of Line 3 from the Minnesota line to its terminal in Superior, Wis.

11/30/2017 07:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota man who shot at federal helicopter sentenced to 60 months 

A defense attorney claims a Clearbrook, Minnesota, man sentenced this week for shooting at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter is a "nonviolent, peace-loving human being" who overreacted to what he believed was a life-threatening situation. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis sentenced Carstie Lee Clausen, 72, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Minnesota's federal court to 60 months in prison for assault of a federal agent and damaging an aircraft under the jurisdiction of the U.S. A third charge of discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence was dismissed.