Enbridge's Oklahoma-Illinois pipeline can proceed, court rules

|About: Enbridge Inc. (ENB)|By:, SA News Editor

Enbridge's (ENB +0.4%) pipeline to carry tar sands oil between Oklahoma and Illinois can proceed, a federal judge ruled yesterday after rejecting arguments by the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation that the failure to conduct an environmental impact review of the pipeline violated the National Environmental Protection Act.

“Plaintiffs are wrong to insist that any federal agency had an obligation under NEPA or any other statute to conduct an environmental review” of the pipeline’s impact, the judge said.

The pipeline will carry crude oil from Pontiac, Ill., to Cushing, Okla.