The pipeline, with its projected spills, is moving inexorably towards approval.
Remember that the route takes it over the nation's largest underground supply of fresh water.
The issue isn't if the pipeline leaks, or breaks. It's when, as that's the track record.
Posted by James Rowen at 5:49 AM
The court has ruled that DNR staff, when they review projects that could impact Wisconsin lakes and rivers, must consider the cumulative impacts of individual projects in their decisions. "A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin State Supreme Court justices in their opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC.