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Water Protectors And the Great Lakes to be highlighted at UN COP 15 in Montreal; International Water Protectors headed to Canada

December 2, 2022 By Barbara With Sierra Club Canada has been chosen to present before the United Nations Council of the Parties on Biodiversity (COP 15) taking place in Montreal December 7-19, 2022. The presentation will focus on the Great Lakes and the immense risk that pipelines, oil spills, and climate change pose to 84% […]

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As Wisconsin DNR sets horizontal directional drilling standards, Minnesota still suffering from HDD use on Line 3

November 19, 2022 On November 14, Wisconsin Land+Water, a member of the Wisconsin Standards Oversight Council, hosted a training webinar to explain the new technical standards of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) recently adopted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Enbridge Energy plans to use HDD for the construction of their proposed Line 5 […]

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Water Protectors to Greet Enbridge Contractors at Pier B Hotel event in Duluth Tuesday, November 15

Concerned citizens cite Line 3 aquifer breaches, frac-outs, and excessive arrests in Minnesota, and ongoing Line 5 issues faced by the Bad River Tribe in Wisconsin TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 15 – 4:30 -7:00 P.M.Pier B Hotel — 800 W Railroad St. Duluth, MN 55802 November 14, 2022 A diverse gathering of Water Protectors wielding puppets, […]

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Indigenous Lifeways Threatened by Enbridge’s Line 5

November 8, 2022 Tribal leaders and Native community members share how #Enbridge #Line5 currently impacts and the proposed tunnel will continue to harm Native communities in the Mackinac Straits of Michigan. Through sharing about lifeways and connection to the Straits, they affirm that #WaterIsLife. They envision Michiganders safeguarding the Great Lakes out of gratitude for […]

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Tim Michels tied to criminal charges against Energy Transfer Partners in Pennsylvania

November 6, 2022 Homeowners Across Commonwealth Impacted By Unreported Losses of Drilling Fluid, Contaminated Drinking Water DOWNINGTOWN—On October 5, 2022 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in conjunction with the 45th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, announced that the Office of Attorney General’s Environmental Crimes Section has charged Energy Transfer, L.P. (Energy Transfer), the corporate successor to Sunoco Pipeline L.P., […]

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Wisconsin DNR sends Enbridge a list of demands

November 1, 2022 On October 31, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WIDNR) sent Enbridge Energy a letter asking for data needed to prepare the environmental impact statement (EIS) for their proposed Line 5 reroute through the Bad River watershed. Among other things, the letter questions the drilling fluids—how many and what other damaging […]

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Line 3 charges dismissed against five of the “Shell River 7” water protectors

November 1, 2022 On Monday, October 31, 2022, District Judge Doug Clark dismissed all charges against five of the “Shell River 7” water protectors. The five include Kelly Maracle, Trish Weber, Mary Klein, Barbara With, and Cheryl Barnds. Judge Clark dismissed the cases on grounds that the State had failed to demonstrate probable cause to […]

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Gov. Evers affirms Tribal Sovereignty across Wisconsin

October 24, 2022 On September 30, 2022, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addressed activities on Madeline Island during the 168th anniversary celebration of the signing of the 1854 Treaty. “I am so looking forward to this sovereignty being embedded … it goes above and beyond just words. It is a solid promise from the State of […]

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Ethics complaint filed against Tim Michels for his unacceptable conflicts of interest

October 13, 2022 On October 11, 2022, an ethics complaint was filed with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission against Tim Michels in his bid for governor of Wisconsin. Among other things, the complaint alleges that because his business interests are heavily invested in energy markets, being governor of Wisconsin is a conflict of interests and would […]

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Safety Board Report Confirms Enbridge at Fault in 2019 Explosion

Oil & Water Don’t Mix September 15, 2022 Once again, the pipeline company didn’t follow industry safety standards. When a 30-inch pipeline section of an Enbridge natural gas pipeline exploded on Aug. 1, 2019, near Danville, Kentucky, flames could be seen 38 miles away. A 33-foot section of the pipeline was ejected 481 feet from […]

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