Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bipartisan proposal Wednesday making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in Wisconsin, a step that opponents said would violate free-speech rights and disproportionately affect American Indians whose lands are often harmed by pipeline projects.Read More »
A bill that would make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline project earned the state Senate's approval on Tuesday.
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In response to protests that have sometimes turned destructive in northern Wisconsin, state lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it a felony to trespass on the site of a pipeline.Read More »
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said state regulators must conduct a further review of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline because the project's environmental-impact statement doesn't take seriously the possibility of an oil spill into the Lake Superior watershed.Read More »
President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states faded on Wednesday next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to cite environmental concerns as a reason to block pipelines and other energy projects.Read More »
The Michigan Senate voted on Wednesday for a deal to replace a 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline.Read More »
Enbridge Energy disputed a state agency's recommendation against the company's proposal for replacing its Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, insisting in filings Wednesday that the project is needed to ensure adequate crude supplies for Minnesota and other Midwestern refineries for decades to come.Read More »