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Dane County landowners sue Enbridge, Cambridge News, 2/22/16

Wisconsin Landowners Sue Enbridge over Spill Insurance, WDIO.com, 2/10/16

Landowners Sue Enbridge Energy Over Dane County Pipeline Project: Lawsuit Is Trying To Get Company To Buy Special Insurance, Wisconsin Public Radio, 2/10/16

Wisconsin landowners sue Enbridge over spill insurance, Pantagraph, 2/9/16

Wisconsin landowners sue Enbridge over spill insurance, NBC15.com, 2/9/16

Wisconsin landowners sue Enbridge over spill insurance, Miami Herald, 2/9/16

Wisconsin landowners sue Enbridge over spill insurance, The Washington Times, 2/9/16

Landowners sue Enbridge over pipeline pump insurance, Wisconsin State Journal, 2/9/16

Dane County landowners sue over pipeline project, Wisconsin Gazette, 2/9/16

Land owners file suit against Enbridge, Sun Prairie Star, 2/8/16

The Other Keystone: The Alberta Clipper, the Pipeline No One Is Talking About, In These Times, 1/14/16 (discusses Enbridge’s entire Midwest network of pipelines, including Line 61 and planned Line 66 running through WI, as well as Dane County’s precedent-setting stand)

Enbridge heads to court over insurance requirement, Sun Prairie Star, 1/8/16

Pipeline insurance spews out lawsuit, Insurance Business Magazine, 1/6/16

How hard will Enbridge push for twin pipeline? Country Messenger, 1/5/16

Line 61 carries oil that could sink if spilled in St. Croix headwaters, Country Messenger, 1/5/16

Pipeline company sues county over moot insurance requirement, Wisconsin State Journal, 1/5/16

Oil & Water: Line 61 Pipeline Carries Oil That Could Sink if Spilled in the St. Croix Headwaters, St. Croix 360, 12/31/15

A Snapshot of 2015’s Environmental Issues in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Radio, 12/29/15 (350 Madison’s Carl Whiting interviewed about Enbridge’s expansion of Line 61 at beginning of spot)

County’s toothless insurance requirement is minor risk in Enbridge’s business, Wisconsin State Journal, 12/26/15

Catching Up: Disputed Enbridge permit language, Wisconsin State Journal, 12/21/15

Year in Review: Mixed year for environment, Wisconsin Gazette, 12/17/15

Environmental Rally Looks at Local, National Work to Be Done, Madison Commons, 12/16/15

Enbridge Gifts Pickup to Fire Department as Possible Pipeline Expansion Looms, Hub City Times, 12/16/15

Enbridge appeal denied by county board, Sun Prairie Star, 12/9/15

Environmental group continues challenge of Dane County pipeline pumping station, Wisconsin Gazette, 12/4/15

Landowners, Environmental Group Continue Challenge of Dane County Pipeline Pumping Station Conditional Use Permit,  Progressive Dane Blog, 12/3/15

Wisconsin’s largest oil pipeline system may see major expansion, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/28/15

Enbridge mapping possible ‘twin’ of major tar sands line through Wisconsin: Talk of 2nd line through state, Wisconsin State Journal, 11/8/15

Speaker raises concerns on Enbridge pipelines, Sawyer County Record, October 30, 2015

Expansion of eminent domain hits home, Daily Cardinal, October 26, 2015

Enbridge cites state law in asking Dane County to remove insurance reference in permit, Wisconsin State Journal, 10/20/15

Enbridge announces plan to ‘twin’ Line 61, Country Messenger, 10/20/15

Enbridge moves forward on twin pipeline plan, The Courier, 10/16/15

Oil & Water: A New Pipeline Is In The Works Across The St. Croix River’s Headwaters, St. Croix 360, 10/15/15

Enbridge Moves Ahead With Twin Oil Pipeline Plans: Project Would Follow Existing Line 61 Route South From Superior, Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/8/15

Is Enbridge fight over?, Sun Prairie Star, 9/14/15

Dane County gives up on requiring oil spill cleanup fund, Wisconsin Gazette, 9/11/15

Dane County Drops Effort To Have Enbridge Insure Against Oil Spills, Wisconsin Public Radio, 9/9/15

Dane County drops effort to insure for oil spill cleanup, Madison.com, 9/9/15

Dane County challenges spill-prone oil company, Wisconsin Gazette, 8/27/15

Enbridge claim hard to swallow, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/19/15

350-Madison appeals permit for Enbridge pipeline project, Lodi Enterprise, 8/19/15

350-Madison appeals permit for Enbridge pipeline project, Herald Independent, 8/17/15

Dane County may mull Enbridge oil spill options left open by GOP, Wisconsin State Journal, 8/17/15

Dane County environmentalists file petition over tar sands pipeline permit, Wisconsin Gazette, 8/11/15

Enbridge appeal removed from agenda, Waterloo/Marshall Courier, 7/23/15

Enbridge pipeline puts Dane County in danger (by Dane Co. Supervisors Tim Kiefer and Maureen McCarville), DeForest Times Tribune, 7/23/15

State protects Enbridge, not Wisconsin (by Patrick Miles, chair of the Dane Co. Zoning & Land Regulation Committee), The Herald Independent, 7/23/15

Enbridge pipeline endangers Dane County (by Dane Co. Supervisors Tim Kiefer and Maureen McCarville), Waunakee Tribune, 7/22/15

State protects Enbridge, not Wisconsin (by Patrick Miles, chair of the Dane Co. Zoning & Land Regulation Committee), Lodi Enterprise, 7/22/15

Enbridge’s legislative end run (by Patrick Miles, chair of the Dane Co. Zoning & Land Regulation Committee), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/20/15

Patrick Miles: State Budget provision put Enbridge before citizen, Wisconsin State Journal, 7/20/15

Mary M. Kolar: GOP usurps local control to help Canadian corporation, Cap Times, 7/20/15

Budget contains ‘a grab bag of anti-conservation policy,’ Wisconsin Gazette, 7/16/15

Enbridge Energy pipeline appeal officially removed from county agenda, Wisconsin State Journal, 7/15/15

Enbridge expansion not a done deal, opponents say, The Waterloo/Marshall Courier, 7/15/15

Activists Protest Handouts to Oil Companies, View on the Ground, 7/13/15

Enbridge won’t be required to have additional insurance under state budget amendment, Cambridge News & the Independent, 7/10/15

Documents Show Energy Firm Helped Craft Changes To State’s Eminent Domain Law, Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/9/15

GOP essentially gives Enbridge the right to put oil pipelines anywhere in the state — without the property owner’s permission, Wisconsin Gazette, 7/9/15

Protestors express concerns about Canadian pipeline, Channel 3000, 7/8/15

Protestors speak out against proposal to prohibit Enbridge from paying catastrophe insurance, KTIV.com, 7/8/15

Protestors speak out against proposal to prohibit Enbridge from paying catastrophe insurance, WKOW.com, 7/8/15

Last-minute budget move would help firm finish pipeline, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/7/15

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of ‘Keystone XL Clone,’ Huffington Post, 7/6/15

Enbridge Stuffs Provision into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of “Keystone XL Clone,” DeSmogBlog: Clearing the PR Pollution That Clouds Climate Science, 7/6/15

Pipeline Operator Insurance Plan Was Tailored To Benefit Enbridge, Critics Say, Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/3/15

State budget provision exempts Enbridge from Dane County insurance requirement, Wisconsin State Journal, 7/3/15

Dane County Board to hear Enbridge pipeline appeal July 16, Wisconsin State Journal, 6/20/15

Madison Represents at 6/6 St. Paul March Against Enbridge Pipeline, by Janette Rosenbaum, Progressive Dane Blog, 6/18/15

County Board to Consider Enbridge Pipeline, by Mary Beth Elliott, Progressive Dane Blog, 6/2/15

Enbridge oil pipeline sparks fiery debate on Capitol City Sunday [debate between 350 Madison’s Peter Anderson and Enbridge’s Mark Maki], WKOW.com, 6/1/15

Wisconsin Dane County Zoning Board Demands Spill Insurance for Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline, Between the Lines, 5/27/15

Pipeline resistance thwarts Enbridge in Wisconsin, Duluth News Tribune, 5/18/15

Resistance to pipeline bigger than Keystone thwarts Enbridge in Wisconsin, Idaho Statesman, 5/17/15

Enbridge appeals county’s request for insurance, Waunakee Tribune, 5/15/15

Enbridge appeals insurance requirement, DeForest Times Tribune, 5/14/15

Enbridge appealing pipeline zoning ruling, Daily Jefferson County Union, 5/13/15

Resistance to Pipeline Bigger than Keystone Thwarts Enbridge in Wisconsin, Inside Climate News, 5/12/15

Enbridge appeals to Dane County Board to avoid spill insurance, InsuranceNewsNet.com, 5/5/15

Enbridge appeals to Dane County Board to avoid spill insurance, Wisconsin State Journal, 5/5/15

Enbridge appeals Dane County ruling, WTAQ 97.5 FM, 5/5/15

Medina board approves conditional use permit for pipeline, Waterloo / Marshall Courier, 4/21/15

Dane County requires pipeline to have $25 million insurance, Waterloo / Marshall Courier, 4/21/15

County committee requires pipeline operator Enbridge Energy to carry pollution insurance, Wisconsin State Journal, 4/15/15

Dane County needs $25 million policy against tar sands spill, expert says, Wisconsin State Journal, 4/13/15

Pipeline opponents urge support, The Courier, 3/25/15

Area citizens discuss Enbridge pipeline proposal, Watertown Daily Times, 3/20/15

Pipeline opponents urge support, Daily Union, 3/20/15

Towns push lawmakers to strip Dane County’s land use powers, Wisconsin State Journal, 3/16/15

Line 61, the Oil Pipeline That Will Dwarf Keystone XL, VICE News, 3/12/15

Getting Media to Take Climate Threats Seriously? There’s a Snowball’s Chance, FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, 3/6/15 (discussing Enbridge Line 61)

Upgrades to send more oil through Boone County pipeline than Keystone XL, Rockford Register Star, 3/3/15

The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn’t know about, Inhabitat, 2/24/15

Dane County hires Chernobyl insurance expert in Enbridge pipeline permit request, DeForest Times Tribune, 2/19/15

Chernobyl insurance expert to analyze Enbridge project: Spill potential worries Dane County, Daily Union, 2/17/15

Wisconsin’s Pipeline Would Pump More Than Keystone XL, Here & Now (WBUR Boston), 2/13/15

XXL: Wisconsin pipeline dwarfs Keystone and affects every waterway in the state, Wisconsin Gazette, 2/12/15

Local oil pipeline capacity to exceed proposed Keystone, Marshfield News Herald, 2/7/15

Dane County holds out on Enbridge pipeline expansion, Badger Herald, 2/5/15

Enbridge pipeline permit decision postponed, The Courier (Waterloo, WI), 2/4/15

Dane County stalls oil pipeline expansion, Daily Cardinal, 2/3/15

Editorial: Dig deeper into Enbridge pipeline with impact statement, Akken.com, 2/2/15(reprinting 1/30/15 editorial from GazetteXtra)

Editorial: Dig deeper into Enbridge pipeline with impact statement, Marcellus.com, 2/1/15 (reprinting 1/30/15 editorial from GazetteXtra)

Dane County last to withhold OK for Enbridge pipeline plan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/31/15

Our Views: Dig deeper into Enbridge pipeline with impact statement, GazetteXtra (Janesville, WI), 1/30/15

No decision on Enbridge pipeline permit, Lake Mills Leader, 1/30/15

Oil & water: Pipeline safety questioned from Montana to southern Wisconsin, MinnPost, 1/29/15

Enbridge insurance offer on oil pipeline is standard procedure, Cap Times, 1/28/15

Dane County committee postpones decision on Enbridge permit, Wisconsin State Journal, 1/28/15

Dane County Committee Postpones Decision On Enbridge Pumping Station, Wisconsin Public Radio, 1/28/15

Enbridge pipeline permit decision postponed, The Courier (Waterloo, WI), 1/28/15

Tar Sands Pipeline Planned for Dane County Eclipses Keystone XL, Truthout, 1/28/15

Dane County committee postpones decision on Enbridge permit, WiscNews, 1/28/15

350.org 1/24/15 supplemental testimony, WiscNews, 1/27/15

Tar Sands Pipeline Planned for Dane County Eclipses KXL, PR Watch, 1/27/15

Pipeline hearing set for January 27, The Star (Sun Prairie, WI), 1/27/15

Wisconsin Pipeline Slated to Surpass Keystone XL’s Proposed Capacity, Milwaukee Public Radio, 1/27/15

No deal on Enbridge pipeline insurance, Cap Times, 1/27/15

Committee delays Enbridge pipeline permit again, WKOW 27, 1/27/15

Dane County committee to take up Enbridge pipeline request Tuesday, The Courier (Waterloo, WI), 1/26/15

Wisconsin’s Keystone Pipeline (podcast), Sly Podcasts, 1/26/15

Pipeline capacity expansion proposed, WISN 12, 1/25/15

Canadian company wants to expand pipeline through Wisconsin, WISN 12, 1/24/15

Further review sought for Enbridge pipeline expansion, GazetteXtra (Janesville, WI), 1/24/15

Dane Co. committee to decide fate of Enbridge oil pipeline expansion, WKOW 27, 1/23/15

Enbridge may offer tar sands spill insurance in Dane County, Wisconsin State Journal, 1/23/15

Oil & Water: Rivers And Pipelines Make National News: Oil spill contaminates miles of the Yellowstone River, and the New York Times publishes a commentary on Wisconsin’s Line 61, St. Croix 360, 1/20/15

The Other Pipeline You Should Worry About: It’s Not Just Keystone XL, It’s Also Line 61 (Dan Kaufman), New York Times, 1/16/15

Enbridge pipeline expansion, larger than Keystone, drawing some Dane County skeptics, Milwaukee Business Journal, 1/12/15

Enbridge pipeline expansion, larger than Keystone, drawing some Dane County skeptics, Wisconsin State Journal, 1/11/15

Dane County residents concerned about proposed Enbridge oil pipeline expansion, Isthmus, 12/17/14

Ground Zero Is Here (Kevin McGettigan), News from Indian Country, December 2014

Oil pipeline insures against spills in Washington communities, but declines here, Wisconsin State Journal, 11/30/14

Will Dane County be protected in a catastrophic tar sands spill here? (Mary Beth Elliott), Cap Times, 11/26/14

Block tar sands projects in Wisconsin (Eric Hansen), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/24/14

Dane County may demand cleanup vow from tar sands pipeline, Wisconsin State Journal, 11/10/14

Pipeline forum attracts crowd, Daily Union, 11/7/14 (public forum at UW-Whitewater on Enbridge Line 61, potential spills, and the relation to global climate change)

Hundreds turn out for public forum on oil pipeline expansion, WKOW 27, 11/6/14 (public forum at UW-Whitewater on Enbridge Line 61, potential spills, and the relation to global climate change)

Oil & Water: Pipeline To Triple Flows Under St. Croix Headwaters: Meet the biggest oil pipeline you’ve never heard of, St. Croix 360, 10/12/14

Wisconsin environmentalists working to stop Enbridge pipeline expansion, Cap Times, 7/10/14

Enbridge’s Canadian tar sands oil pipeline through Wisconsin to be bigger than Keystone XL, Owen-Withee Community News, 6/10/14

Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit, Inside Climate News, 6/3/13

Press Coverage of Other Pipelines and Spills

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL, Huff Post Green, 1/31/15

UNDER THE RADAR: Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Here; Central Illinois Volume Greater Than Keystone XL, Community Word, 1/28/15

With All Eyes on Keystone, Another Tar Sands Pipeline Just Crossed the Border (Alberta Clipper pipeline), Newsweek, 11/25/14

Enbridge delays ND oil pipeline at least a year (Sandpiper pipeline), AP, 9/30/14

State Department Approves Illegal Scheme for Doubling Tar Sands Flowing through the Great Lakes (Alberta Clipper pipeline), Wildlife Promise: Blogs from Around the Federation, 8/25/14

Letters to the Editor

Legislature stripping away counties’ rights (Robin Schmidt, Dane County Board Supervisor, District 24 [Monona/East Madison]), Herald Independent, 12/19/15

Dane County deserves insurance policy from Enbridge — Susan O’Leary, Wisconsin State Journal, 8/23/15

County should pursue Enbridge trust fund — Cathy Loeb and David Griffeath, Wisconsin State Journal, 8/20/15

Michele Brogunier: Enbridge budget provision is shameless giveaway, Cap Times, 7/15/15

Pipeline threatens Dane County health and safety — Dr. Michele Brogunier, Wisconsin State Journal, 7/9/15

Letter to the editor: Join fight against destructive oil pipeline (Jacob Ahrens-Balwit), Badger Herald, 4/20/15

Right-to-work goes after unions — Peter Anderson, Wisconsin State Journal, 3/1/15 (“Right-to-work legislation strikes at the heart of the civil society that is needed to address the challenges our country faces, including the existential threat of climate change.”)

Anthony Schweitzer: Enbridge pipeline would be terror target, Cap Times, 2/2/15

Letter: Oil spills are a concern, Park Rapids Enterprise, 1/31/15

Pipelines enable more tar sands mining—Don Ferber, Wisconsin State Journal, 12/30/14

Enbridge should not increase pumping rate—Judy Skog, Wisconsin State Journal, 12/28/14

Don’t increase pumping (Judy Skog), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/6/14