Enbridge Line 61 public hearing
Monday, May 5 at 10:30am Central Time
Superior Public Library
1530 Tower Ave., Superior, Wisconsin 54880
Line 1 on the map below stands for the Alberta Clipper. Line 6 on the map below stands for Line 61.
The Wisconsin DNR is holding the one-and-only public hearing on permit, Monday May 5, at 10:30 AM, at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Avenue.
Written comments are due by May 18 – – see the two URL’s below for details and
Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company, is seeking a Wisconsin DNR permit to
expand its facility in Superior — and TRIPLE the capacity of their line 61, which runs south from Superior to Delavan, WI, and on to Illinois.
Two web pages are up that detail the immediate Enbridge threat — Wisconsin
Sierra Club and Madison 350.org — URL’s below.
This is all tar sands crude oil related — the tar sands promoters need a route to
saltwater to reach the global market.
A region-wide tar sands coalition is already contesting Enbridge’s proposed line 67 expansion (which leads from Alberta to Superior), and Enbridge efforts to construct a maritime loading facility in Superior (i.e. construct an oil port to facilitate tar sands crude oil barge/tanker traffic on Lake Superior, other Great Lakes).
Again: the only public hearing at this time on the line 61 proposal is at Superior library
10:30 AM, Monday May 5, (details on 350 page)
We are asking for further hearings in southern WI and a full Environmental Assessment.
This article contains a lot of detail on potential paths for tar sands oil pipelines:
Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News Jun 3, 2013
A minimally informative article from WiscNews:
Crude oil pipeline capacity to expand in Wisconsin