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NWI residents question Enbridge pipeline project

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Residents near a planned northern Indiana pipeline-replacement project say Enbridge Energy hasn’t been forthcoming about its plans to install about 60 miles of new crude oil pipeline.

Several of the 30 people who attended Thursday’s hearing in Valparaiso on eight applications the oil pipeline operator has pending before the state Department of Natural Resources voiced frustrations about the project’s plans to cross numerous rivers and streams.

The Times of Munster reports Nicole Barker of the conservation group Save The Dunes said Enbridge has yet to show regulators a comprehensive project risk analysis. She says her group wants to ensure all the project’s risks are known in light of recent oil spills involving Enbridge pipelines in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Save the Dunes led a petition seeking Thursday’s hearing.



Posted 8/24/2012