Rosenmeier Oil, Water and Pipeline Forum
The purpose of the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline is to take crude oil coming out of western North Dakota and transport them to be refined and used in the United States and Canada. The controversy of the pipeline is where it should run through Minnesota. Enbridge says a more northern route is better, while the Friends of the Headwater and an independent biologist think a more southern route would be better.
Enbridge says they need to get sever permits including from the Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Public Utility Commission and other county and crossroads engineers. They hope this pipeline will last 50 years to deliver North American oil to North American markets.