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Wisconsin tribe wants Enbridge pipeline removed from its reservation

enbridge-calgary-officeAssociated Press, January 6, 2017

A Chippewa tribe in Wisconsin is calling for 20 kilometres of pipeline to be removed from its reservation after 64 years of operation, saying they want to protect their land and water from oil spills.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s tribal council approved a resolution Wednesday refusing to renew easements for 11 parcels of land along a section of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which carries oil and natural gas liquids 1,040 kilometres from Canada to eastern Michigan.

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