"Minnesota Oil Pipeline Fight Stokes Threats, Fears Of Standing Rock"

"Each day for decades, five pipelines have quietly pumped more than 2 million barrels of Canadian crude oil below northern Minnesota's forests, lakes and rivers to refineries around the Upper Midwest.

It's a network that for years saw little public scrutiny. The lines were built in an era with no federal environmental law requiring studies or public hearings, keeping opposition to a minimum.

Those days are gone, replaced by a massive multi-year permitting process that requires transparency and public input — and an environmental movement determined to make its voice heard."

Dan Kraker reports for Minnesota Public Radio July 5, 2017.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio, 07/06/2017