A report in UK’s “The Guardian” says Enbridge Energy has worked directly with local law enforcement agencies to quash recent protests against construction of Line 3.   Raymond Neupert reports:

“The company has been reimbursing rural law enforcement agencies in Minnesota to protect the pipeline from protestors but the Guardian says agents from the company have been identifying protestors for police to arrest and taking part in security briefings.”

Enbridge told the Guardian an independent manager allocates funds and police decide when protesters are breaking the law.  But the Guardian says it obtained records showing Enbridge meets daily with police to discuss intelligence-gathering and patrols.  Activist Tara Houska says, “Our police are beholden to a foreign company.”