8 Weeks in: Enbridge Spills are Popping up all over the news
The New Year isn’t off to a good start for Enbridge. The news is filled pipeline spills and other concerns. Unfortunately, Enbridge pipelines are a steady part of these stories.
Since January 1, a pipeline jointly owned by Enbridge spilled over 15,000 barrels of crude oil in Texas allegedly due to a Department of Transportation subcontractor drove a bulldozer into the pipeline, over 15,000 gallons of light oil spilled in Missouri is still being cleaned up a month later, over 50,000 gallons of crude oil leaked in Saskatchewan from a pipeline that was purchased from Enbridge last year, and 200,000 liters of oil condensate spilled from Line 2 (one of the pipelines that brings oil into Superior) in Alberta.
Enbridge in the News around Wisconsin
The media coverage continues as well. In mid- January, the Journal Sentinel released an in-depth, five-part series on Enbridge’s pipeline system. A daily update was printed for a week, and the whole thing is published online here. The series was printed in many newspapers around the state.
Kevin Stoddard, landowner in Columbia County, spoke in front of a County Board meeting, sparking this in-depth, local look in the Portage Daily Register.