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Enbridge Line 3 Final Environmental Impact Statement Review Process Restarts

The following Tribal and environmental groups have actively opposed the Enbridge Line 3 project, which transports oil products from the Hardisty, Alberta tar sands, to refineries in Superior, Wisconsin. Honor the Earth Friends of the Headwaters Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (also known as […]

Updates: Enbridge Lines 3 and 5

Enbridge continues to pursue development of two major pipeline replacements while environmental groups continue to fight against them.  Line 3 could begin construction by the end of 2019 Originally constructed in 1968, Enbridge began plans to replace and revamp their Line 3 pipeline in 2014. Line 3 extends from the tar sands of Hardisty, Alberta, […]

Enbridge’s Line 5 under inspection, scrutiny

The Detroit News reported that Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, located under the Makinac Straits betweeen Lakes Huron and Michigan, underwent inspection last Thursday. The inspection began a day after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a four-year extension of a federal pipeline safety law. They added an additional rule which requires Enbridge to inspect the […]

Superior Refinery Explosion: Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Refinery Explosion Update An explosion at a Wisconsin refinery, owned by Husky Energy, on Thursday, April 26, lead to fairly extensive evacuations of the surrounding area due to a large smoke plume containing potentially harmful chemicals and particulate matter. The evacuation order was lifted around 6am on Friday. The United States Environmental Protection Agency conducted […]

Right Through Here

It is near certain that an additional 760,000 barrels per day of oil will soon be flowing right through here – directly to the shores of Lake Superior. If you are on the U.S. side of Lake Superior you might have missed it. On the Canadian side however, the recent announcement by Prime Minister Justin […]

Three major Great Lakes headlines from the U.S.

In this week’s politics round up, three major headlines surface from Great Lakes basin policy across the border. House passes Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives signed off on a $32 billion bill for environmental agencies. Included in this sum is $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. […]