WHAT: Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company, is seeking a Wisconsin DNR permit to expand its facility in Superior — and TRIPLEthe capacity of their line 61, which runs south from Superior to Delavan, WI, and on to Illinois. The expansion could triple the capacity and includes 3 new storage tanks on Lake Superior, modifying the two existing storage tanks, increasing pumping pressure at 3 stations and installing 9 new pump stations.
WHAT"S AT STAKE: Line 61 crosses through Wisconsin from Superior to Flanagan, IL and will include new pumping stations (in Hawthorne, Ladysmith, Owen, Marshfield, Minong, Stone Lake, Adams, Portage, and Waterloo) and increased pumping pressure at existing stations (Sheldon, Vesper, and Delavan). This puts a number of our water bodies at risk, from Castle Rock Lake, the Rock River, Lake Koshkonong, the Flambeau River, and most importantly, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes, which provide drinking water for 42 million people. A spill could devastate these waterways, and the jobs and economy that depend on them.
Take Action: Please make your public comment on this DNR air pollution construction permit number 13-DCF-129 by email or regular mail by the comment deadline of May 18, 2014.
Email your comments to: Don C. Faith, III, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail your comments to:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,
Bureau of Air Management,
101 S. Webster Street, Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Attn: Don C. Faith, III
For more information, please visit http://350madison.wordpress.com/tar-sands/ and http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org/Involve/Line61.asp.
Thanks for your attention to this important issue and your help in keeping our waters and state free of tar sands oil pollution! Mary