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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?