Tag Archives: Enbridge

Students Protest Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement

The Enbridge Energy company wants to replace the aging Line 3 with a new oil pipeline on a new route across northern Minnesota to Superior, WI. State regulators have started a series of 18 public hearings around Minnesota on whether or not to allow Enbridge Energy to construct a new oil pipeline to replace the Line 3 pipeline. The administrative ... Read More »

Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Ignites Controversy

Proposed replacement of the line 3 pipeline has instigated concerns from environmental and Native American groups and even the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Line 3 currently transports crude oil from Alberta Canada, through North Dakota and Minnesota before arriving at Superior, Wisconsin. The pipeline was built in the 1960s and is currently carrying around half of its initially intended capacity. ... Read More »

Wisconsin Youth Alliance Marches Against Enbridge Pipeline

Students from more than six University of Wisconsin schools hosted the March Against Pipeline Expansion on Saturday, Mar. 4, in Whitewater. The march was a result of efforts from the Wisconsin Youth Network, a relatively new student run organization that spans the UW network including UW-Stevens Point. Zach Jones, natural resources planning major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, co-founder ... Read More »

Bad River Band Denies Pipeline Renewal

The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Native Americans voted against allowing an existing pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. from passing through their reservation. The existing Line 5 pipeline, is currently 64 years old.  According to an article by the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative, after the Band voted against the renewal of the pipeline’s easement they directed tribal staff ... Read More »

Oil, Environment and Water, Oh My!

The Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL, is the most controversial environmental issue in the news right now, but what exactly is it and why should we care? DAPL is a proposed underground pipeline meant to connect the oil fields of North Dakota to the Gulf Coast. The DAPL pipeline facts website explains that it would stretch 1,172 miles through North Dakota, South ... Read More »

Clipper Is the New Keystone XL

Students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point braved the cold weather in Milwaukee last Thursday, Feb. 11, to raise awareness about a proposed oil pipeline expansion in the state. “We were able to connect with hundreds of people gathered outside of the debate venue,” said Cassie Steiner, Sierra Club- John Muir Chapter staff. The Alberta Clipper pipeline, also known as ... Read More »