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
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
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
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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?
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
Line 5 carries synthetic crude oil from Superior, Wisconsin. The original sources are tar sands bitumen from Canada, which has been refined to a “light” oil or “high sour.” Enbridge states that “heavy” diluted bitumen, which is a less refined and more corrosive product that was released into the Kalamazoo River in 2010, does not currently run through Line 5. This pipeline also carries crude oil that originated in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. In short, much of the oil transported through Line 5 originates in western Canada, is shipped through Michigan and the Great Lakes, and refined in Canada for markets back in Canada.
Tar sands oil is 82% more toxic in the ground than conventional oil. It also sinks to the bottom of waterways unlike conventional oil – making it very expensive and extremely difficult to clean up. Usually it is easier for companies like Enbridge to leave tar sand oil spills behind and cover them with earth.
“Former Enbridge employee John Bolenbaugh has since blown the whistle on this practice. Here he speaks at a state permit meeting in Michigan for a 64 year old pipeline running underneath the Mackinaw River. Should this pipe bust, it would contaminate the largest fresh water source in the world. ” whistleblower John Bolenbough
A victory for Wisconities on Pipeline #5 as others around the world keep close eye on the two pipelines in Wisconsin the Bad River Band denies renewal. As the #standingrock standoff continues in North Dakota regarding potential contamination under the Missouri River.
“The Governing Board of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa voted today, January 5th, 2017 to deny Enbridge a renewed easement to cross 11 parcels of land the tribe owns, and Enbridge is now sending oil thru without an easement contract. The original pipeline (#5) was built in 1953 with an expected life cycle of 50 years. This is the same line involved in the devastating Kalamazoo River, Michigan spill a couple of years ago.”