Police ask Enbridge to pay for 7,500 hours of pipeline patrol
Invoices obtained by HEATED illustrate an ethically dubious relationship between Minnesota police and the Canadian oil giant.
On December 1, 2020, the Canadian oil giant Enbridge began construction on its controversial Line 3 tar sands pipeline project in Northern Minnesota.
Three days earlier, officers with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department began performing “Safety Patrols” of construction sites, knowing the company would pay for it.
These patrols, documented in invoices ob…