Pipeline Concerns Seminar

8-12-2016  UPDATE SINCE SEMINAR BELOW —UPDATE ON PIPELINE ROUTE:  Enbridge just announced they still plan to build oil pipeline “Line 3” through the route upstream from us in the Whitefish Chain.   The oil that was going to run through the Sandpiper pipeline will now be carried by the Dakota access pipeline which runs through Iowa rather than Minnesota.


Map shows 4 places where the proposed pipeline route crosses streams that lead to water flowing into the Whitefish Chain. Pipelines are buried beneath stream beds but erosion in the past has exposed some pipelines. Once exposed pipelines are not required to be reburied.

Map shows 4 places where the proposed pipeline route crosses streams that lead to water flowing into the Whitefish Chain. Pipelines are buried beneath stream beds but erosion in the past has exposed some pipelines. Once exposed pipelines are not required to be reburied.

Are You Concerned About Water Quality On Your Lake? Are You Aware of the Pipeline Routing Threats to Our Water Quality?

SEMINAR HELD ON JULY 26, 2016    Divided into two 1 hour sessions

CLICK HERE FOR PART 1— Tom Watson-economics, Jeffrey Insko–pipeline built on his property

CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 — Richard Smith, President of Friends of the Headwaters, brings us up-to-date on where the proposed northern Minnesota pipeline route is in the regulatory process.

Details on speakers below:

The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) continues to support its water quality mission with this workshop.

Jeffrey Insko, a Professor of American Literature at Oakland University in Michigan, and his wife are landowners along the Enbridge Line 6b pipeline in Michigan, which was Enbridge’s replacement for the burst oil pipeline that in 2010 spilled over one (1) million gallons of Canadian crude oil into the Kalamazoo River (Michigan).

Jeff is also the author of the Line 6b Citizen’s Blog where he writes about their experiences with Enbridge’s Line 6b replacement, and provides a resource for landowners and concerned citizens in his area.

Insko has described himself and his wife as “reluctant activists” who learned about pipelines and Enbridge by coping with an Enbridge “rebuild” on their property– a project similar to the proposed Line 03 that Enbridge seeks to include in the proposed Sandpiper corridor.

Insko’s story about his family’s history with Enbridge is personal and compelling.

Richard Smith, President of the Friends of the Headwaters (FOH), will provide an update to the proposed Enbridge route that FOH believes could jeopardize the land, lives, lakes, and livelihoods of people in this area.

Anyone with an interest in ensuring that the Mississippi Headwaters and Minnesota’s lake country do not experience a disaster like the spill in Kalamazoo will want to attend this event.

The workshop/seminar will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 26 at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake, MN 56442

Join us to learn more about managing water quality on our lakes and on your lake. You will also have an opportunity to participate in an interactive question and answer period.