Enbridge Energy has dropped its proposal to build the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline.
Enbridge attorneys notified the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Thursday that the company won’t pursue the regulatory approvals needed for the 2.6 billion dollar Sandpiper project.
The company cited market conditions and other factors as reasons not to continue.
The pipeline would have carried North Dakota crude across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
The 616 mile pipeline would have started near Tioga.
Environmentalists fought the 616-mile pipeline, saying it threatened ecologically sensitive areas.