Oct. 29, 2015: Enbridge Energy’s Proposed Sandpiper Oil Pipeline and its Opponents

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Heard On Route 51
Botsford, DeMain, Little

This Thursday, October 29th at 10 am, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 focuses on challenges facing Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, which would transport light crude oil from North Dakota through Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. The project has been opposed by the White Earth and Mille Lacs bands of Ojibwe Indians, who are concerned about the proximity of the pipeline’s route to wild rice beds, and by James Botsford (shown on left), a Wausau man who has refused to allow the pipeline to cross his land in North Dakota.

Host Glen Moberg will interview Botsford and Paul DeMain (shown center), an Ojibwe businessman, journalist and environmental advocate; and separately, Lorraine Little (shown right), Senior Manager for U.S. Public Affairs, Liquids Operations and Projects for Enbridge Energy. Botsford is involved in litigation with Enbridge. Last month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ordered a full environmental impact statement for the pipeline project.

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