Superior can weigh in on pipelinePublic hearing is June 4 at Superior Public Library
MADISON — The public gets the chance next month to comment on a proposed pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada on a final stretch from the Minnesota border to a terminal in Superior. The stretch covers only 13 miles of the 1,000-mile route but requires 17 crossings of water.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, according to Associated Press reports, said the hearing on permits sought by Enbridge Energy Co. Inc. will be at the Superior Public Library the evening of June 4.
As planned, a 36-inch diameter pipeline, known as the Alberta Clipper, will bring crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries in the Midwest U.S. A 20-inch pipeline will flow the opposite way, returning gasoline-like diluent that thins crude oil for pumping.