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Request That PSC Hold Full Hearing Before Allowing Enbridge Line 5 Expansion

This petition had 1,440 supporters

We love and depend on clean water. Our rivers and lakes are a vital economic and cultural resource. We depend on them for drinking water, wild rice, tourism, fishing, boating, recreation, and much more. So why would we allow the construction of a new pipeline—and the risk of an oil spill in these waters—to threaten our economy and our way of life? YOU can help protect your watershed by signing this petition and asking the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct a full and fair administrative hearing (known as a “proceeding”) in response to Enbridge’s application for a public interest determination. A proceeding would allow for expert testimony and more opportunities for public input.


Early in May, the Wisconsin PSC opened an investigation into an Enbridge application which asks for permission to condemn land (i.e., take without a property owner’s consent) in their efforts to create a new segment of a hazardous liquid pipeline known as Line 5. To allow Enbridge the power to exercise eminent domain and condemn land, the PSC will have to determine that this pipeline is in the “public interest.” Line 5 transports crude oil from Canada, through the United States, and exits in Canada. It provides NO value to Wisconsin and indeed, offers only extreme risk to the environment and our economy.

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