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MN Enbridge Resistance


Join the resistance against Enbridge!The Minnesotan resistance to tar sands pipelines dates back to 2009 when Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper tar sands line was run through Leech Lake and Fond du Lac Anishinaabe reservations. The pipeline was only saved by technicalities in tribal law that led a judge to dismiss the case against the decision by elected officials to contract with Enbridge.

Enbridge is currently in the process of seeking approval to nearly double the capacity of the nearby Alberta Clipper toxic tar sands pipeline from its current 440,000 barrels per day up to 800,000 bpd. Not only will the Red Lake action take four pipelines offline, it is also setting precedent that pipeline expansion will not be tolerated! Not only that, but shutting down the illegal Enbridge pipelines may prevent millions of barrels of dirty tar sands from reaching market.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted in favor of increasing tar sands oil transportation across the northern portion of Minnesota on July 17. Stan Sattinger, member of MN350.org, compares this increase in tar sands oil to the combined exhausts of 5.5 million continuously operating cars.

 

Enbridge, the largest Canadian oil transport corporation, requested an increase of 27 percent, 120,000 barrels per day (bpd), boosting their total from 450,000 to 570,000 bpd in a pipeline operating since 2010. The majority of this oil is for export.

The deal must be okayed by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry because it is an international transaction.

Meanwhile Enbridge already has paperwork in process for another increase—from 570,000 bpd to 880,000 bpd. In total it would be a 97.8 percent increase in the existing pipe requiring stronger pumping pressure and more pumping stations risking more oil spills.

 

This Enbridge pipeline would carry a greater volume than the Keystone XL, designed to move 830,000 bpd. The pipeline crosses the headwaters of the Mississippi five times and also intercepts the mother waters flowing north to Hudson Bay and east out the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

As long as we keep pumping fossil oil we threaten the climate and political stability of the world.

The international Enbridge tar sands pipeline increase is not a regulatory issue; it is a political decision. Urge President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject Enbridge’s Minnesota tar sands oil pipeline increase.


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Deny the permits to Enbridge Inc.!

Deny the permits to Enbridge Inc. to increase capacity above 450,000 barrels per day of Line 67, “the Alberta Clipper” tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin, with multiple passes over the headwaters of the MIssissippi River. Most of the oil will be exported and it includes additional environmental risks beyond that of Keystone XL including transferring more toxic oil and oil-like substances from areas in Alberta that have proven to be massively unstable for drilling.MoveOn.org Petition Text

 

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