Enbridge posed to triple flow of tar sands under St. Croix River headwaters; May 14 Presentation in Spooner, WI

May 1, 2015

By 2016, a pipeline called Line 61 will carry 50 million gallons of oil per day under the upper St. Croix River and its tributaries the Eau Claire, Totogatic and the Namekagon Rivers.

StCroix360_PipelineIllust_110514-697x438Line 61 carries heavy crude oil from Canada. It is so thick it requires dilution with other chemicals and high temperatures to flow, and it can sink in water. The pipeline was constructed in 2006-2007 with little environmental review or citizen input, and only for 400,000 gallons per day. The current expansion has received almost no public scrutiny.

The St. Croix River Association, in partnership with St. Croix 360 and the Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association invites the public to learn about Enbridge Energy’s project to triple the flow of oil through the pipeline.

Thursday, May 14th at 7 p.m.

Spooner High School auditorium

801 County Hwy A

Spooner, WI 54801

Speakers will discuss the resources at risk, spill prevention and response, policy and regulations, and efforts elsewhere in Wisconsin to ensure pipeline safety. Enbridge Energy will be represented, as well as river advocates and others involved in the issue. The program will include plenty of time dedicated to questions and discussion.

Background information, a map, and the latest news is available at