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Enbridge Line 5 reroute inches closer to construction


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The building of a rerouted segment of Enbridge’s Line 5 is moving closer to reality, according to a company spokesperson.

“The permitting process is moving forward,” said Juli Kellner on Tuesday by phone.

She was referring to a segment of the line that is being redirected away from the Bad River Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians at the request of the tribe based in Ashland, Wisconsin.

The 41-mile rerouting begins at a currently operating segment of the line in Ashland and veers south around tribal land to the area of Mellen, in Ashland County, befo...

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