Company Responsible For Costliest Pipeline Spill In U.S. History Plans Huge Pipeline In North Dakota
Last week, Enbridge applied to build the largest pipeline yet from North Dakota oil fields. The planned route in North Dakota overlaps in an area that recently saw a Tesoro pipeline leak 20,000 barrels of oil. Enbridge’s pipeline would move millions of barrels of oil from the Bakken Shale formation, where a drilling boom has squeezed existing pipeline capacity, into Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the Dept. of Homeland Security is hiring for a new security force in MInnesota and Wisconsin. North Dakota’s easterly neighbors have seen badass actions to stop and defeat planet-destroying infrastructure. Resistance to Enbridge—given their record in nearby Michigan of poisoning thousands of people and destroying many waterways—is likely to be stiff.