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People Over Pipelines

The Landowner Video Series The WiSE Alliance has produced a series of videos featuring Wisconsin landowners along Enbridge’s Line 61 corridor. These families are working to save their homes and property from the threat of the proposed new Enbridge tar sands pipeline, known as Line 66. The 12 short videos tell stories of previous damage (More...)

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WI Supreme Court Grants Review in Enbridge v. Dane Co.

By Peter Anderson The Supreme Court has agreed to take up Enbridge’s appeal of the May 24, 2018, Court of Appeals decision in Enbridge v. Dane County (background here). That decision effectively ruled that the Canadian pipeline company did not qualify for the budget amendment that sought to bar a county from requiring a pipeline (More...)

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People Over Pipelines

Photos and Video of the October 2017 Event Enbridge’s proposed Line 66 could jeopardize Wisconsin’s major waterways, our property rights, the safety of our communities, our climate, and more. On October 27, 2017, People Over Pipelines brought together tribal members, Enbridge easement-holders, environmentalists, youth activists, and other concerned citizens to learn about pipeline fights around (More...)

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To Learn More…

For a brief but thorough introduction to tar sands and tar sands pipelines, see 350 Madison’s tar sands primer. The weekend of October 27–29, 2017, environmentalists, landowners, tribal members, climate activists, young people, and other concerned community members came together at People Over Pipelines: Protecting Our Homes and Water in Marshfield, WI, to learn about the (More...)

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The Fight Is Not Over

By Peter Anderson, 350 Madison     After a 3-year-long fight, the Enbridge pipeline company received its final permit from Dane County for its Waterloo pumping station in the town of Medina on Thursday. This doesn’t mean the fight is over. As far as 350 Madison is concerned, Enbridge and its infrastructure remain in the (More...)

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Landowners vs. Enbridge, Take Two (Landowners Win!)

By Elizabeth Ward, Sierra Club, Wisconsin Safe Energy (WiSE) Alliance   Two weeks ago, Enbridge worked behind the scenes to get a resolution opposing eminent domain for private gain for oil pipelines tabled within a committee of the Wood County Board of Supervisors. Landowners in Marshfield got together to strategize and organize and attended the (More...)

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530+350 = 0? According to Enbridge…

By WiSE Alliance   Enbridge regularly puts out an Investor Presentation to let their current and potential investors know what they are planning and working on. For those trying to decipher what Enbridge’s plans are, it is also the best plan to learn what projects Enbridge sees in their future. In June, Enbridge released an (More...)

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Enbridge Pursues Its Case Against Dane County with New Representation from Governor Walker’s “Fixer”

In the fight over whether Enbridge—the $42 billion Canadian pipeline company—should be allowed to triple the capacity of its tar sands pipeline through Dane County without cleanup insurance, the county has been joined by landowners living adjacent to the pipeline and 350 Madison. They contend that taxpayers have a right to be protected from future (More...)

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350 Madison vs. Enbridge

UPDATES The Wisconsin Supreme Court has granted Enbridge’s petition for review of the Court of Appeals’ ruling in favor of Dane County and landowners along the pipeline.  Listen to 350 Madison’s Peter Anderson on this turn of events. The  Minnesota Department of Commerce has determined that Enbridge lacks the spill cleanup insurance coverage it claims (More...)

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