Line 3 timeline: From construction to present day battles

Enbridge Energy wants to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline. The nearly 50-year-old pipeline has transported enormous amounts of crude from Canada, and been subject to multiple disasters.

Here is its history from 1962 through present day:

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