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Update on Enbridge Pipeline Expansion

In the spirit of celebrate all our victories, even non-huge ones, let me share with you some things, pardon for getting down in the weeds a bit for those not familiar with the details:  As many of you know, Enbridge was offered a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) in April this year for building a new (More...)

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Update on WI Tar Sands Struggle

More than 60 people showed up at the September 8 Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee meeting to urge the committee to revoke the permit for Enbridge’s Line 61 expansion and impose a $25 million trust fund requirement. The trust fund requirement would have replaced the environmental impairment liability insurance that the committee unanimously voted (More...)

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News Coverage

    350 Madison–Wide Susan Amber Johnson: Madison’s May 5 divestment march continues climate advocacy, Capital Times, 5/3/17 Tar Sands Nick Berigan: Fight for planet is right here at home, Wisconsin State Journal, 6/10/17 Pipeline opponents address state lawmakers, Waterloo/Marshall Courier, 5/11/17Enbridge says it has no plans for a new Wisconsin pipeline, Wisconsin Gazette, 4/28/17 Science (More...)

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Major Victory — Local zoning imposes stricter insurance requirements

Enbridge, like the other pipeline companies, have stoutly maintained that, because of federal preemption, the only power local governments have over their pipeline expansion plans are to fiddle with emergency responder issues, which is after the bad things have already happened. When Enbridge first made known its plans over a year ago to add pumping (More...)

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