Alberta Clipper Pipeline Comment Period and Public Hearings

Thanks to my friend Gillette for sharing this quickly and allowing me to post it.  Will update with more details as I get them.

Alberta Clipper pipe exposed near Read Lake

Alberta Clipper pipe exposed near Read Lake

Links to more info on this pipeline.

Keystone XL’s Bigger, Older, and Leakier Brother: The Alberta Clipper.


Mark Your Calendar!

I just received a certified letter from Enbridge Energy containing a revised notice, issued Feb 5, 2014, from the State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regarding upcoming public hearings and public comment period in the matter of the Application of Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership for a Certificate of Need for the Line 67 Station Upgrade Project – Phase 2, in Kittson, Marshall, Red Lake, Clearwater, Cass, Itasca and St. Louis Counties in Minnesota which will increase the capacity of Line 67 (the Alberta Clipper Pipeline) from 570,000 barrels of tar sands oil and other toxic chemicals per day to 800,000 barrels per day by building new pumping stations and modifying existing pumping stations.

PUC Docket Number PL-9/CN-13-153
OAH Docket Number 8-2500-30952

PUBLIC HEARING meetings cities/times/dates – – –

Hallock, MN, 6:30pm, March 18;
Thief River Falls, MN, 10:00am, March 19;
Cass Lake, MN, Pike Bay Town Hall, 6:30pm, March 19;
Floodwood, MN, 10:00am March 20;
Duluth, MN, 6:30pm, March 20;
St Paul, MN, 3:00pm, April 3.

Bad Weather? – To find out if a meeting has been cancelled, call toll free 1.855.731.6208 or locally at 651.201.2213, or visit

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD closes April 14, 2014 at 4:30pm Central Time.

The Honorable Eric L. Lipman
Office of Administrative Hearings
Fax: 651-539-0300
P.O. Box 64620
600 North Robert Street
St. Paul MN 55164-0620

YOU MUST include the PUC Docket Number and the OAH Docket Number (see above) in all communications.

For more specific info on meeting places in each city, contact Tracy Smetana, the MPUC Public Advisor, at
or call 651-296-0406 or 1-800-657-3782

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