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Twenty years after MPCA refused to fund research on emerging contaminants, they ask businesses to monitor for PFAS

November 17, 2021 Barbara With According to a story in the Star Tribune, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regulators are requesting that “a wide swath” of groups begin monitoring the state for PFAS, dangerous chemicals used across many industries that pose major threats to the environment and the health of humans and animals. This comes […]

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Editorial: Part II COVID in the age of mass formation

November 11, 2021 By Barbara With If you haven’t yet, listen to the interview about mass formation with Dr. Mattias Desmet, a Belgian professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University who also holds a masters degree in statistics: PART I HAS EVERYONE GONE INSANE? CHECK YOUR MASS FORMATION ONCE UPON A TIME, the U.S. had […]

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EDITORIAL: Has everyone gone insane? Check your mass formation

November 5, 2021 Barbara With Below is an interview with Dr. Mattias Desmet, a Belgian professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University who holds a masters degree in statistics. Please listen. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE After noticing some anomalies in the statistical analyses being conducted during the early pandemic, Desmet became concerned by the […]

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UPDATE LINE 3: Breach worsens

November 1, 2021 by Ron Turney This is what the Mississippi River looked like before Enbridge came and ruined it. After Enbridge: Now we have drilling fluids rising daily ending up downriver in our wild rice beds.

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Wisconsin Environmental Groups Ask DNR to Require Enbridge Energy to Provide More Details on Proposed Line 5 Construction Plans

October 16, 2021 On October 8, 2021, Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) submitted a formal request to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asking the agency to require Enbridge Energy to provide more detailed information about how its controversial plan to construct a new segment of Line 5 in Northern Wisconsin will impact the region’s wetlands […]

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Water Protectors demand Line 3 be halted pending a full Environmental Impact Statement

October 11, 2021 Barbara With Featured Photo: Climate Justice Committee On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 hundreds of Indigenous leaders and supporters will deliver a petition with one million signatures asking the Biden Administration to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline project pending a full environmental review. The gathering will begin at 1:30 PM ET […]

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Former pipeline inspector raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the current regulatory system

October 4, 2021 This article was first published on WatchtheLine.org. The author previously worked as a state pipeline inspector, working in conjunction with the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency (PHMSA). The author requested anonymity. I became a state pipeline inspector to protect the public. Inspectors are charged with inspecting each oil, gas and […]

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Locals reject Enbridge sponsoring Bayfield Apple Fest

October 3, 2021 Barbara With At today’s 59th celebration of the Bayfield, Wisconsin Apple Fest, local citizens were joined by water protectors from Minnesota and Michigan to make their voices heard rejecting Enbridge Energy as a sponsor for the event.

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EDITORIAL: We are all connected, and we are all being threatened by Enbridge and the politicians who support them

October 2, 2021 Barbara With Dear friends and neighbors, As many of you might know, I spent this past summer at Shell City Water Protector Camp in northern Minnesota, taking a stand to protect the water there from Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. The destruction this project has caused is a nightmare. While I […]

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Treaty People Complete Their 160 Mile Walk of Enbridge Line 3

September 30, 2021 Barbara With On September 30, 2021, Treaty People Walk Line 3 brought their prayerful walk to Superior, Wisconsin. The Indigenous walkers and their non-native allies are urging President Biden to follow Article VI of the Constitution and take immediate action to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to cancel Enbridge’s permits.  In light […]

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