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  •  See Diary on Enbridge Pipeline -- BIGGER than KXL (6+ / 0-)

    In the Federal Register on Friday....at 880,000 barrels per day under expanded capacity for tar sands crude, if the presidential permit is granted, and the expansion takes place, it will be bigger than the Keystone XL Pipeline at 830,000 barrels per day.

    The Enbridge "Alberta tar sands connection to the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region" pipeline / formerly "Alberta Clipper / Line 67" pipeline

    DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL EIS IS APRIL 29, 2013

    This expansion will help facility increasing petroleum shipping traffic on the Great Lakes, as there are proposals for new petroleum shipping terminal in Superior, WI.

    DK Diary:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    Friday's FR Notice:

    Department of STATE
     NOTICES
    Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and To Conduct Scoping and To Initiate Consultation consistent With the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for the Proposed Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, Line 67 Capacity Expansion Project

    http://www.gpo.gov/...

    Enbridge is in a right of way dispute on this pipeline under an action currently being prosecuted by the Red Lake Nation Indian Tribe in Minnesota.   Line 67 crosses tribal lands there.

    http://intercontinentalcry.org/...

    •  Ugh. (3+ / 0-)
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      LakeSuperior, remembrance, Creosote

      Thanks for posting this - I'll spread the word.

    •  I doubt that Department of State (2+ / 0-)
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      radical simplicity, Creosote

      has provided any consideration of the possibility that this pipeline will lead to increased marine shipments of tar sands crude on the Great Lakes in the Supplemental EIS.....that is not yet available, despite the pending comment period deadline.    They didn't make it available in the federal register notice or provide a web link/html page access to the document in the FR notice.....which was also carefully written not to mention tar sands crude.

    •  That's less than six weeks! (3+ / 0-)

      I strongly encourage you to get this story on the Enbridge pipeline into a diary as soon as you can, with as many links and suggestions on organizing and responding as possible.

      Then go to the Open threads and mention it -- that's an accepted option there.

      Washington State has had some success in prohibiting immense coal shipments from Wyoming by railroad along low-lying, floodprone railways from Montana and Idaho and Wyoming to Washington and Oregon when a massive public protest was organized.

      Today, one bit of good news:  The Washington State Senate has refused to proceed on a bill allowing the project to move forward here.

      But while we have heard of Enbridge for a while this is the first comparison I've seen to the Keystone, and the time limit for comments is terribly close.

      Can you say, in your diary, more about what both US -- and particularly Canadian -- groups are active and need support?

      Thanks for posting this here!

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