See below for the latest news stories about Enbridge, pipelines, and property rights
Journal Sentinel 5-Part Series: The Path of Least Resistance
“There is nothing on the continent like this ever-expanding pipeline network, owned by Canada’s Enbridge Inc. and its subsidiaries, and not just because it runs to the shores of the Great Lakes, a drinking water source for some 40 million people.
“The Enbridge Mainline system is the largest in the country,” said Paul Blackburn, an attorney who has represented a number of environmental groups in legal battles, including against Keystone XL. “A lot of oil goes through there. Much more than people understand.”
Journal Sentinel Editorial: Just whose side are they on?
“Caught between the rock and hard place, Wisconsin needs legislators and a governor who will stand up for the people of this state — and who will make sure they gain, and don’t lose, from the ever-growing river of oil flowing through it.”
Journal Sentinel Letter-to-the-Editor
“Will some principled conservatives please stand up at the Capitol and craft a bill outlawing eminent domain for private gain for oil pipelines? Americans will be watching.”
Portage Daily Register: Columbia County landowners want state to oppose oil pipeline expansion
“Wisconsin landowners won’t give up more land to Enbridge without a fight, Rio resident Kevin Stoddard told the Columbia County Board last week.
Stoddard summarized for the board his experiences with the Canadian company’s oil pipeline that runs through his property in rural Rio, warning that possible pipeline expansions would “provide little (economic) benefit” to the people of Wisconsin while posing significant risk to the environment.”
Daily Cardinal: Expansion of Eminent Domain hits home
“…these are truly public projects that benefit the community in the immediate context and for future generations. This is a project that offers zero permanent economic gains to Marshfield and destroys my family’s property value while spitting in the face of our hard work with “just compensation”
Michigan Homeowners Powerless to Stop Enbridge pipeline crossing
“Without state or federal regulations to protect them, people who live along the 210-mile Michigan section of Enbridge’s new pipeline have been left to plead with a company many say is indifferent to their concerns.…”