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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

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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Idle No More in Minnesota

Mall of America 2012

My daughter and I joined hundreds of people at the Mall of America . I believe there was over a thousand at the rally. The rally was in solidarity for Chief Theresa Spensor in Canada on Hungar Strike. There are several Blogs on the Journey of Mishkomekinaak Ikwe

You Tube for #IdleNoMore Rally at Mall of America
You Tube: Pow Wow 12.29.2012 This Pow wow in Honor of Chief Spence is still going on until tomorrow morning. 12.30.2012 A Flash Roundy will be held at the global Market in MPLS at 5pm
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No Mine in Penokee Hills

Walker continues infringement of Treaty rights on a sacred piece of land and water that touches 10 % of the worlds fresh water (runs into lake Superior),Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr Bad River Tribe, Paul Demain producer at Indian Country, Larry McDonald Bayfield Mayor and Mayors of . Ashland , and Washburn,Chris Tribal Chair of Band of Chippewa and several others speak in Ashland today. Continue reading No Mine in Penokee Hills