The DNR has moved forward with the permitting process and has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline.
The DNR is taking comments on the draft EIS through April 15 and held a virtual hearing on February 2 that lasted 10 hours, with 147 people speaking in opposition to Line 5.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency headed by President Biden, also opened a comment period on a permit for Enbridge to fill wetlands and do horizontal directional drilling.
They took public comments through March 22.
After submitting your own comments, please share these actions with your community! This flyer will bring people to this action page.
There are plenty of opportunities to help make a difference and stop the Line 5 pipeline. Here are a few opportunities:
- Sign the petition- write to the Evers Administration and tell them not to allow Enbridge to move forward. Sign the petition here
- Help spread the word!- the groups are coming together to create materials to help spread the word about Line 5. There will be bumper stickers, yard signs, informational cards, and more! You can sign up to be alerted when the materials are ready here.
- Volunteer! There are plenty of volunteer needs to help spread awareness about the concerns of the pipeline, contact decision-makers, and attend events. Sign up to volunteer here.
- Attend an event! The Bad River/Chequamagon Bay Watershed Line 5 Water Protectors are hosting a series of events! Continue to check back in for more opportunities.
- Tell us why you care about the area through Superior Waters Story Corps: Send in your personal stories from Chequamegon Bay and the Bad River Watershed region to uplift the beauty and value of the area