Virtual meeting to discuss Enbridge Line 5 reroute
On July 1, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a virtual public hearing related to the Enbridge Energy application to re-route its Line 5 pipeline project in Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties. The proposed 42-mile project generated controversy for its potential impact on the environment and Native American communities. Enbridge Line 5 and the Native opposition against it have been compared to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) troubles of 2016.

Enbridge’s application is specifically for a waterway and wetland permit, which would be needed for the project’s re-routed path. The decision to re-route came to a head in 2019, after a successful lawsuit filed by the Bad River Tribe to keep the project off the tribe’s reservation. Line 5 carries up to 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas every day, traveling from Superior to Ontario, Canada....
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Ken Notes: Details at the link...



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