Jefferson County, WI - Enbridge Company has done its best to move forward with Line 61 expansion plans of an existing tar sands pipeline that runs through the middle of Wisconsin with little public scrutiny or comment. That is until now. Concerned citizens from around the state, especially in the 16 county area directly affected by the expansion, have demanded a chance to speak.
Jefferson County Board Supervisor Jim Schroeder posted this last night on his Facebook page.
Facebook message from Jefferson County Board Supervisor Jim Schroeder.
It doesn’t equitably serve the people of Jefferson County to have a so-called “public” hearing on the expansion of Line 61 when the private company who stands to profit from building it gets to host the meeting to discuss it. That seems like more of a chance for Enbridge to sell their plans than a chance for the public to express concerns. Either way, it’s time for anyone who is against the tar sands expansion or the way Enbridge has rolled it out to come to Jefferson County next Tuesday the 24th and speak. It seems Enbridge can feel the pressure and know they need to allow more transparency and discussion. It’s time to increase the pressure. See you next Tuesday night.
A public hearing, hosted by Enbridge, will now be happening on June 24th in Jefferson County.