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Enbridge Offers to Settle Bad River's Pipeline Lawsuit

Enbridge Offers to Settle Bad River's Pipeline Lawsuit Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: October 10, 2019 01:38 PM

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) - Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove the Line 5 pipeline from its reservation.
    
But, tribal leaders say their position against the pipeline remains unchanged. Line 5 carries up to 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids each day from Superior to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

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Wisconsin Public Radio News reports Enbridge is offering $12 million to settle claims over expired easements on tribal land as well as $10 million that would follow startup of a new Line 5 route outside the reservation. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge would also pay the tribe $2 million annually until the pipeline's operation is no longer in use on the reservation.
    
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Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio News

This story has been corrected to attribute the information to Wisconsin Public Radio News instead of Minnesota Public Radio News.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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