Category Archives: Pipeline #5

Solar Energy Center in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is breaking ground in many more ways then breaking the ground for residents in how they get electricity. WPPI energy which has customers in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Upper Michigan has a purchase agreement for 20 years with the new solar energy center to be built. This will be the largest solar energy center in Wisconsin when construction is complete. Continue reading Solar Energy Center in Wisconsin

WI Tribes Meet with Army Corp Pipeline#5

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Pipeline 6B   line through Kalamazoo MI. is tied unto Line #5  see map below.
“Friday, members of the Bad River Band met in a closed-door meeting with Army Corps of Engineer representatives to discuss the future of the pipeline.” KBJR6  .

We need to support and show our solidarity with our Northern neighbors in Wisconsin and Indian Country News. We have many concerns ahead of us in Wisconsin Pipeline #5 , Pipeline #3, Pipeline #61 (Twin)#66. A facebook group has been started Wisconsin Solidarity Pipeline Group

“It’s that section of Line 5 spanning the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron that is the center of scrutiny and of the suit being brought by the National Wildlife Federation.Critics say Line 5 poses a threat to miles of Great Lakes shoreline near the iconic Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island, a popular tourist destination. “ WPR.org Continue reading WI Tribes Meet with Army Corp Pipeline#5

Enbridge Seaway Pipeline has 2 Oil Spills in Last Five Months 

On January 30,2017 a second leak for the seaway pipeline was hit near Dallas by a construction crew causing 600,000 gallons of crude oil to spill. Enbridge is half owner of the seaway pipeline.

In late October 2016 in Cushing Oklahoma the the same seaway pipeline ruptured and leaked reports stated the spill had to be less then 50,000 gallons.   The #seawaypipeline runs from Cushing OK. to Freeport Tx.

“The 400,000 barrel per day pipeline, which brings crude from Cushing, Oklahoma, down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners LP’s, the operator, and Enbridge Inc. Enterprise was not immediately available to comment.” Stated Reuters

On Tuesday February 7 President Trump got his wish. Army Corp at Standing Rock grants the Easement without an environmental check along with the 14 day wait period. National Guard and Militarized police arrest over 70 water protectors from the Last Child Camp drilling has begun.

“What is happening now is a process, a process that needs to happen to show everyone how unjust the system is, and how it will never

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have the people’s well-being in mind as long as it bends to the will of greed of Corporations, hate, anger and prejudice” Prolific The Rapper

 

Tensions are heating up in the Great Lakes area with Enbridge looking to move forward with pipeline 3 and 5 through Minnesota , Wisconsin and Michigan where the largest oil spill in the US at Kalamazoo causing detrimental damage to humans, water and animals. Enbridge is also planning a revitalization of pipeline 61 and talks of “twin” line pipeline 66 to run parallel.

Courtesy of Myron Dewey @Digital Smoke Signals

Many environmentalists and people trying to protect natural resources and pristine lands are preparing while the indigenous keep teaching and forming allies to protect the water and their treaty lands.

Kalamazoo, MI side  #Line 5

“When another Enbridge pipeline ruptured in 2010, it spilled over 1 million gallons of heavy crude oil into the Kalamazoo River. It was the largest land-based oil spill in U.S. history, and is still being cleaned up. Enbridge’s Line 5 through the Straits of Mackinac is 15 years older than its pipeline that gushed oil into the Kalamazoo River.”
In 2013 my dear friend Chris took a stand. Today he still faces charges and is going Continue reading Kalamazoo, MI side  #Line 5

Beginning of Line 5#

Come view the wonderful specter of Northern Wisconsin from Joker’s Lodge in the Penokee Mountain Heritage Park and see the entire distance of where Enbridge pipelines start, where line #5 crosses the Bad River Reservation and disappears to the east going to Michigan.

Walk to the start of Pipeline 5

Gathering at the historic H.E.L.P. Camp on Moore Park road, Iron County, Wisconsin or nearby depending on road conditions. Bring snowshoes, walking boots, energy goodies, and a good heart and mind.

Great Lakes XXL?

Quietly in Wisconsin  the oil flows underneath our lands day and night as we sleep Enbridge’s Keystone Pipeline runs four corridors of pipeline in Wisconsin and carry crude oil tar sands to other states in the US to ship to other markets overseas. As  Journal Sentinel reports we receive little economic rewards and bear the burden of high risks. Along with pipelines in Western Wisconsin it is home of the “frac sand boom” which is the sand used in the fracking process.

“In fact, the system’s current capacity is equal to roughly 20% of the nation’s total oil imports. Enbridge also has plans for a new thousand-mile pipeline from Alberta to Superior that would add another 370,000 barrels per day to that flow, bringing the capacity for some 3 million barrels of oil to flow into Wisconsin each day.” Dan Agen from JSonline Continue reading Great Lakes XXL?

EIA & Borrowing Money Plan

One of the biggest “Fake News” promoters in the USA is our government’s own Energy Information Agency. In this article linked, the Post-Carbon Institute and Resilience-dot-org take down the EIA story on how great the prospects are for fracked oil and fracked natural gas especially. Continue reading EIA & Borrowing Money Plan