While the national media spotlight has been on the Keystone XL pipeline, another large tar sands crude oil pipeline scheme has significant implications for Wisconsin.
Citing concerns about public health, the National Nurses United union has joined local residents’ fight to get petcoke transportation and storage banned in Chicago.
Expanding proposals for more pipeline capacity by Enbridge, as well as plans to ship tar sands crude oil across Lake Superior and other Great Lakes, are astonishing in their sheer scale.
A trio of major pipeline projects proposed by Canadian fuel transporter Enbridge have been moving forward in Minnesota, mostly below the national radar.
VICE News has produced a 15-minute documentary on the controversy over storing petroleum coke on the banks of Chicago’s Calumet River.