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Pipeline 5

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 

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Embridge Denied Easement in Wisconsin

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 rebadriverp5newed 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.”

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FS Mines in rural Areas

Frac-sand corporations count on a combination of naivete, trust, and incomprehension in rural hamlets, that previously dealt with companies no larger than Wisconsin’s local sand and gravel industries.  Before 2008, town boards had never handled anything beyond road maintenance and other basic municipal issues.


Do we want these types of water shortages in Wisconsin with Frac Sand mines using millions of gallons of water to process silica sand . In Jackson County alone with two It promises to be 2,000 acres with 2 processing plants. There are over 100 Frac Sand mines operating permitted in Western Wisconsin. Give us a like if you want more facts on water consumption per Frac Sand mine.  June 2013

The  Penokee Hills moving forward on The worlds largest Taconite Mine coming to Penokee Hills also offers another form of water consumption. This is picture is of the Penokee Hills Courtesy of Penokee Hills Education Project and IdleNoMore Wisconsin

In addition to severe drought conditions, relatively large areas in the worst-off states are in “exceptional” drought, which the USDA identifies as “exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses, shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells creating water emergencies.” Courtesy of Huffington Post 


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WATER NOT THE ONLY RESOURCE AT RISK: AIR QUALITY WILL SUFFER IF MINE IS BUILT:
Answers: (1) Blasting on the scale they intend will require millions of pounds of ANFO explosives, the same stuff that blew up in West, Texas; (2) the ultra-fine particulates are less than 1/100th the diameter of a human hair, i.e. the size of a virus and the human body can’t stop something that small from entering the body; (3) the ultra-fine particulates will contain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) toxins. They are LOADED with them;

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The most alarming aspect of DNR’s budget request is what it does not include: staff allocations for iron mining permitting and oversight. The mining deregulation bill that was passed earlier this month has eased the way for an enormous mountain top removal project on the shores of Lake Superior in a water-rich environment. Groundwater modeling, rock characterization and other aspects of the permitting process for such a large project are extremely complicated, yet there is absolutely no budget for DNR staff to carry out these tasks should a permit application be submitted.
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WI DNR Erases Causes of Climate Change

Under WI Governor Walkers “gang” the DNR in Wisconsin is looking like big money corporations hiding what’s really going on.

Urban Milwaukee confirms this causes confusion about the consensus view of experts worldwide.

DNR spokesperson James Dick told the Journal Sentinel that the climate change language revisions “reflects our position on this topic that we have communicated for years, that our agency regularly must respond to a variety of environmental and human stressors from drought, flooding, wind events to changing demographics.”

President of the alliance for the Great Lakes Joel Bammeier explains he does not understand why the DNR made the climate change revisions

“To me, it looks like they are trying to cover up a debate that really isn’t happening.”

Journal Sentinel explains

“The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate”

Part of the language change hidden is that scientists agree the Great Lakes region will see longer summers and shorter winters, decreased ice cover and changes in rain and snow patterns if climate change continues.

Updated : host Madison releases an article an hour ago stating
“Despite a series of surveys showing 97 percent or more of working climate scientists agree humans are causing the dramatic changes in temperature and weather”

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Parcels currently under review are located in 37 counties and total approximately 5,300 acres – for more information visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “land sales.”

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