Posted by Jeromy Graham on Mar 03, 2020
Christine Davis talking about the Enbridge Line 3 pipelineThe Rotary Club of Cloquet would like to extend a special thanks to Christine Davis and Bruce Ahlgren for their informative presentation on the massive undertaking of Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project.
Build in the 1960’s, the current Line 3 is a part of a much larger pipeline known as the Main System and stretches 1,097 miles across northeastern Minnesota.  The system itself was designed as a transportation hub with the intention of transporting large amounts of crude oil to refineries and other facilities, without the need of trucks or rail lines.
The replacement of Line 3, which includes a section that runs on the northeastern side of Carlton County, will be replacing the old pipeline with a larger, more efficient, and safer pipeline that will reduce the need of maintenance activities. 
From the environmental surveys and regulations, to the altering of routes to accommodate a variety of concerns.  The presentation was very informative.