More than 200 people attended Enbridge community open house meetings recently in Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Floodwood.
Company representatives and subject matter experts were on hand to talk about pipeline maintenance, environmental protection, and safe pipeline operation. Community members, elected officials, emergency responders and landowners attended the events asking questions ranging from every day operations and emergency response procedures to the status of the replacement of Line 3.
“We want to thank everyone who turned out for our meetings,” said Trent Wetmore Enbridge Director of the Midwest Region. “They had some great questions. We’re extremely proud of what we do and events like this gives us an opportunity to talk about how we keep our communities safe, while efficiently transporting the energy everyone relies on every day.”
This year, Enbridge is celebrating seven decades in Minnesota. Back in 1949 the company was preparing to build Line 1 from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wis. In 2019 Enbridge is working through a robust and transparent permitting process for the replacement of Line 3, the most studied pipeline project in Minnesota’s history. This $2.6 billion safety-driven maintenance project will help provide a secure and reliable source of crude oil to area refineries that supply essential fuels like gasoline, diesel and other products Minnesotans use every day.
Enbridge’s commitment to safety and community makes it an industry leader. To learn more visit www.Enbridge.com/Minnesota