Activists Walk Length of Wisconsin to Protest Pipeline Expansion

Millions of dollars worth of oil flow through Columbia County via pipeline every day en route to Pontiac, Illinois.

A group of protesters is walking the length of the pipeline north through the state, protesting the expansion of Line 61 and its planned “evil twin.”

“Apparently Enbridge has been calling people to warn them about me, ‘hey, look out for an Indian guy walking around with a stick’” said Bill Greendeer, of the Ho-Chunk Nation, originally from the Tomah area. “I guess they’re worried about me.”

A small group of environmental activists are hiking from the Illinois border to Superior for “33 Days on Twin #66,” referring to the twin line to Enbridge Energy’s Line 61, also called Line 66 at times, having set out on June 8 and planning to arrive July 10.

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