“I don’t think a private company should be able to take private land for profit.”
18 years living on the line
Growing up in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Nate Borchardt experienced the Enbridge oil pipeline first hand.
“My two older brothers and I grew up playing in the woods, where [the pipeline] was right beneath our feet.”
“I don’t think a private company should be able to take private land for profit,” says Borchardt.
As Enbridge seeks to conduct more invasive alterations to the land in Wisconsin, Borchardt plans to participate in more property events at the Capitol in Madison. “I’m amazed that our government could let this happen,” he says, in reference to the use of eminent domain to claim his parents’ and others’ private land for an oil pipeline company. Like many Wisconsin residents, Nate Borchardt stands in opposition to a new pipeline and will fight to maintain his property rights against encroachments by Enbridge.