Description: Challenge to Minnesota's granting of a water quality certification for the Enbridge Line 3 crude oil pipeline.
Friends of the Headwaters v. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (In re 401 Certification for Line 3 Replacement Project)
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/30/2020 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Download Petition for writ of certiorari filed. Petition Filed Challenging Water Quality Certification for Minnesota Crude Oil Pipeline. Environmental groups and tribes challenged the Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3, a crude oil pipeline that would cross Minnesota to reach a terminal and tank farm in Wisconsin. The petitioners identified four sets of issues they would raise on appeal, one of which was “[w]hether MPCA’s refusal to consider climate or tribal impacts complied with the requirements of Minnesota and federal law.” 11/12/2020 Statement Download Statement of the case filed by petitioners.