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Enbridge Returns Workers to Pipeline Site After Outcry, Arrests

  • Construction continuing ‘without pause’ on oil-sands conduit
  • Canadian company had to evacuate 44 workers on Monday
Jane Fonda marches with demonstrators during protest in Clearwater County, Minnesota, June 7, 2021.
Jane Fonda marches with demonstrators during protest in Clearwater County, Minnesota, June 7, 2021.Photographer: Nicole Neri/Bloomberg
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Enbridge Inc. returned workers to an oil-pipeline construction site in Minnesota a day after it was occupied by protesters, leading to violent confrontations with law enforcement officers.

The Canadian pipeline giant, which had evacuated 44 workers on Monday, said they have returned to the Two Inlet pump station, the only construction site disrupted by protests. “Construction is continuing without pause at all other work sites on Line 3 in Minnesota,” company spokesman Jesse Semko said by email Tuesday.