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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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Enbridge “Listening Sessions” in northern Wisconsin

October 25, 2022 Come and listen, then speak up ACTION ALERT: Water protectors, please consider attending one of these propaganda sessions being held by Enbridge in the area. So much to confront them with face to face: Judgments against them and their own criminality, the fact that only 5% of Line 5 fuel is slated […]

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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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Minnesota state agencies and Fond du Lac Band announce Enbridge enforcement resulting in $11M in payments, environmental projects, and financial assurances

October 17, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 17, 2022 Contact:MPCA: Matt Croaston, 651-757-2690DNR: Gail Nosek, 651-280-5468  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the results from extensive enforcement investigations of water quality violations and aquifer breaches related to Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline construction project in northern Minnesota. Combined with […]

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Enbridge admits it breached aquifer in Line 3 construction; Clearwater County Attorney referred case to Attorney General for criminal prosecution 

October 17, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: John Stiles, Deputy Chief of Staff   (651) 296-2069 office  (651) 262-6193 mobile  Enbridge admits it breached aquifer in Line 3 construction, will pay fine and perform environmental restoration  Attorney General Ellison files criminal charge for aquifer breach against Enbridge, along with diversion agreement contingent on Enbridge not breaking […]

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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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Court Rules MN Sheriff’s Blockade of Line 3 Water Protector Camp Was Illegal

September 13, 2022 Available for interviews:Contact Ellie Rutledge Silver to scheduleers@justiceonline.org(202) 232-1180 x203September 13, 2022 For Immediate ReleaseCPLL Victory!:  Court Rules MN Sheriff’s Blockade of Line 3 Water Protector Camp Was Illegal and Bars Ongoing Efforts to Obstruct AccessToday, a Minnesota court issued a ruling protecting an Indigenous-led camp of Line 3 opponents from Hubbard County’s […]

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