Enbridge claims $180 million spending in Native American economic development
Enbridge knew it had an uphill climb to get state regulators to approve its expanded Line 3 pipeline project through northern Minnesota. To sway them, it pitched local job creation and a separate economic development plan for Native Americans.
It worked. Line 3 construction is underway.
While the work is far from over, early numbers show Enbridge falling behind on its promises to create local jobs. It says its already exceeded its promises to provide a $100 million economic boost to Native nations, bands, and individual workers.Continue reading