Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Work Halted on Pipeline Enbridge Spending US$1.5 Billion to Buy Into

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Work Halted on Pipeline Enbridge Spending US$1.5 Billion to Buy Into

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Work halted on pipeline Enbridge buying into

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CALGARY - Developers have halted work on part of a major pipeline project in North Dakota that Enbridge Inc. recently announced it would spend US$1.5 billion to buy into.

The US$3.7-billion Dakota Access Pipeline is set to run through four states and has faced protests and opposition over concerns about environmental impacts.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in southern North Dakota sued federal regulators last month for approving the pipeline, arguing it would affect drinking water and disturb sacred sites.

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners said Thursday it will stop work near the reservation until a temporary injunction hearing next week, but that work continues in other parts of the state. …

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