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Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil

An estimated 210,000 gallons of oil spilled from Keystone pipeline on agricultural land near Amherst, South Dakota last month.  The pipeline is owned by the Canadian company TransCanada. TransCanada reported that 44,730 gallons of oil have since been recovered in clean-up efforts and the pipeline resumed operations at the end of November.  The company said that there have been no ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Mass Facebook Check-in Shows Thousands Stand With Standing Rock

Facebook users scrolling through their newsfeed last Monday, Oct. 31, were confused by friends and family claiming to be in North Dakota. Although those checking in weren’t physically at the site of the protests of the North Dakota Access Pipeline, their support was seen throughout the country. Over 30,000 people falsely checked-in at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation because of ... Read More »

Oil Pipeline Expansion Proposed Near Stevens Point

Enbridge Inc. is a Canadian-based energy company planning to expand its tar sands pipelines running through Wisconsin. One of the expansions, Line 61, is a short distance away from Stevens Point. Enbridge is proposing to increase the flow capacity at the pumping stations in Wisconsin by building another pipeline running alongside an already existing one. These expansions combined with the ... Read More »