The Path of Least Resistance
Posted on: January 20, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article
A recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article lays out the big picture with respect to oil and the Great Lakes.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has featured excellent articles about the Great Lakes for decades. The newspaper’s latest feature is about oil and what the newspaper claims is the path of least resistance – the Great Lakes. Citing the recent increased interest, speculation and activity with respect to pipelines, the Journal Sentinel lays out the “big picture” about North American energy transportation, invoking the North Dakota Bakken Field, the Alberta tar sands, Keystone XL, Dakota Access, Standing Rock, the Straits of Mackinac and Superior, Wisconsin, right next to Duluth, Minnesota.

GO DIRECTLY TO THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL ARTICLE ON ENERGY TRANSPORT IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION.

The newspaper points out that significant quantities of oil already flow through the Great Lakes region, making a strong case that energy transport, including bitumen, through the Great Lakes Region, is likely to increase. This is a long, interesting, in depth article and is actually the second of a three part series. Links to the other articles in the series are provided below.

On a regional level, in Northwestern Ontario, pipelines have also been getting a great deal of ink from both the media and local citizens. One such citizen is Edgar Lavoie of Geraldton, Ontario, in the municipality of Greenstone. Geraldton is located near the edge of the Lake Superior watershed near Lake Nipigon. To provide a flavour of the input about pipelines area residents are putting forward, a link to an article by Edgar Lavoie is provided below.

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Article written by Geraldton resident Edgar Lavoie for his blog.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Series

Pipeline Pressure Builds in the Great Lakes

Dangerous Straits

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