Just what the courageous protestors in North Dakota have been warning us about:
Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp
The leak was contained within hours of the its discovery, Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche pipeline, told CNBC.
It's not yet clear why electronic monitoring equipment didn't detect the leak, Owen told the Asssociated Press.And it's why Wisconsin's pipeline fighters and groups like Madison350.org want you understand that it could happen here:
Most people have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat it would have posed to the climate and the environment. Much less well known is the fact that the world’s largest pipeline carries toxic tar sands oil right through Wisconsin, including Dane County.
350 Madison invites you to join the fight against tar sands expansion in Wisconsin!
And Enbridge’s plans don’t stop with Line 61. Initial work is under way to “twin” Line 61, creating a new Line 66 in the same corridor that would carry an additional 800,000 bpd. With Line 61 and new Line 66 at full capacity, 2 million barrels of tar sands oil would flow through Wisconsin each day.Not surprisingly, Enbridge is a partner in the Dakota Access Pipe Line - - and remember the Enbridge pipeline spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River, which took years and billions of dollars to fix?