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State Department Meeting in Bemidji March 7th on Proposed Pipeline

Enbridge Energy
Enbridge Energy's Line 3 route

Barry Simonson is the Director of Line 3 Pipeline Executionfor Enbridge Energy.  He talked with us about the replacement of line 3, why it's needed and where it is planned to go. 

The only public hearing with the State Department on the international crossing of tar sands oil through the Enbridge pipeline between Canada and the U.S., is Tuesday March 7th at 4:30pm at the Sanford Center. The Bemidji Pioneerreported that many groups are planning to attend, buses will be arriving from Minneapolis and Duluth and Honor the Earthwill hold a Jingle Dress Dance in front of theSanford Center at 4pm. 

You can hear our conversation on the basics of the replacement of Line 3 from Enbridge Energy's perspective here. 

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.