Thirty-two state lawmakers are asking the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to temporarily halt Enbridge’s drilling along the Line 3 pipeline route until the state is no longer in drought — citing reported release of drilling fluid at nine locations under low-water conditions.  Democratic Senator Mary Kunesh from New Brighton says Enbridge will claim the material is not harmful or a pollutant…

“But, you know, in a fragile environment, ecosystem, we just don’t know what those effects are going to be, and so I guess I would say it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

The group of lawmakers is asking the Pollution Control Agency for an answer by the end of the day Friday.