A full and documented accounting of grassroots to the expansion of Enbriges's tar sand crude oil pipeline #61 across predominantly rural Jefferson County about half way between the state's two largest cities, Milwaukee and Madison.
When company officials came in for a meeting, local people took it over:
Residents brought up many valid reasons to oppose or question the pipeline expansion, but one thing was for certain; the entire room, with one visible exception, was opposed to the pipeline’s expansion or needed more questions answered. Not surprising for a project that would expand Line 61 to carry a far bigger tar sands payload than the Keystone XL, which itself has been delayed multiple times due to fierce resistance.An earlier blog posting, with more links about the issue and the pipeline company's disastrous environmental record, is here.
Regrettably, and predictably, Scott Walker's corporatized Department of Natural Resources has approved the pipeline expansion, holding only one hearing about it Superior, WI, hundreds of miles to the North, and also did not write a full Environmental Impact Study for the pipeline's cross-state route.