On April 3rd we rallied in the snow and sleet and to protect Minnesota and the Great Lakes region by saying no to the proposed Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline expansion. Hundreds of people came to the rally and march, and then stayed for over 6 hours of public testimony at the Public Utilities Company. By April 14th, the opposition generated over 12,000 public comments for Judge Limpan. This is incredible!
Background: Canadian pipeline company Enbridge is proposing to expand the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline across northern Minnesota and Wisconsin to 800,000 barrels per day, enough to rival Keystone XL. Approving this expansion would open the door to oil shipping on Lake Superior and increase the flow of tar sands throughout Enbridge’s pipeline network across the entire Great Lakes region.The movement against tar sands — one of the dirtiest sources of fuel in the world — has reached a fever pitch in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion is the next piece of this puzzle. Come stand with us to protect the Great Lakes region we love and oppose the Alberta Clipper expansion!