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This pipeline cuts across a reservation. Wisconsin might make tribal members felons for protesting it

10 monthes ago   |   By Grist

For more than 60 years, one section of Enbridge's elaborate network of pipelines carrying petroleum across Canada has taken a detour through the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin.
Some of the easements that allowed Enbridge to keep its Line 5 pipeline on the tribe's land expired in 2013, and negotiations between Enbridge and the tribe to renew the leases fell through. Yet Line 5 is still funneling Enbridge's petroleum across the Bad River Reservation. The tribe says Enbridge is trespassing, and has sued the company to kick it off their property .
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