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The latest news and announcements from 80 Feet Is Enough are presented below. To view each story in its entirety, please click on the corresponding headline.


New Video Series

Wisconsinites facing a fifth oil pipeline on their land need your help! Please join our video launch effort today by spending a few minutes watching, liking and sharing the first of 12 remarkable short videos (from 1 to 8 minutes) starring landowners resisting Enbridge Line 66. And then set a calendar reminder to do the same thing every Wednesday for the next 11 weeks!

These remarkable people have already given so much time and effort to try and stop Line 66 from coming through their land, and a volunteer videographer and three video editors have spent long hours to craft these videos so that the broader public can understand the issues. We know that these pipelines are unfair and offer all risk to us with no reward. We need to make sure everyone knows and understands these concerns. Now it’s your turn to use your connections and a little time to share these videos with your circles.

You don’t have to use Facebook to help, though sharing the videos on your facebook page is one way. But the videos are available online and on YouTube. You can just copy and paste these links into emails that you send to friends. The WiSE Alliance Facebook page is open to the public, so even non-Facebook users can view it. You can started by watching the "teaser" preview, or reading the blog. The first video will be posted early this evening.

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Line 66 Newsletter #2

Here is the 2nd Newsletter about Line 66. Please take a few minutes to read what is happening. Click here.

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2017 Year in Review

People Over Pipelines; Protecting Our Homes and Water

2017 was a busy year for groups working to stop Enbridge’s Line 66 pipeline in Wisconsin. Activities throughout the year demonstrated the growth of a robust, sustainable coalition determined to stand in the way of any further Enbridge expansion—and to make friends and have fun along the way. Some highlights from 2017 include:

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Line 66 Newsletter #1

Welcome to the first Line 66 newsletter. There is a lot going on! Because the missions of 80 Feet Is Enough! (, the Wisconsin Safe Energy Alliance (, and the Wisconsin Easement Action Team ( are so closely related, having overlapping visions and goals, we have decided to issue one newsletter to members/supporters of all three groups that keeps them up-to-date. Our intent is to provide you with information about recent developments regarding oil pipeline issues as well as related upcoming area events. This issue is a kind of “catch all” containing both older and more recent information.

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Wood County Passes Resolution

Wood County Board of Supervisors votes in favor of resolution to reform eminent domain law.

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Call to Action!

On Tuesday, August 15th, the Wood County Board of Supervisors will vote on our resolution to remove from Wisconsin statutes the power of oil pipeline companies to forcibly take citizens' property.
Call your Wood County Supervisor :
Supervisors' emails and phone numbers are available at the Wood County website
You can find out your Wood County district and the name of your supervisor from these maps The districts on the maps are indicated by gray shading.
Show your support by attending the vote on Tuesday, August 15th, 9:30 AM, at the Wood County Courthouse in Wisconsin Rapids. We need to fill the meeting room. Better yet, let's fill the courthouse.

Wood County Resolution:

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First Presbyterian Green Team hosts Love Water not Oil Tour

on July 10 the First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield, Wisconsin hosted riders from the Love Water not Oil Tour for a potluck dinner. Winona LaDuke, local land owners, and riders explained why they are riding the Enbridge pipeline to bring attention to it.

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Love Water not Oil Tour

Live update from Winona Laduke - Love Water Not Oil Tour 2017.

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Love Water Not Oil Tour Information

Love Water Not Oil Tour

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Property Rights Lobby Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Property Rights Lobby Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol

No Eminent Domain for Oil Pipeline’s Private Gain

80 Feet is Enough! and Wisconsin Safe Energy Alliance have organized a fun-packed day for Pipelines and Property Rights Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Thursday, May 4th.

Sign up today using this registration form

See the day’s itinerary below. This is an excellent opportunity to speak with your state legislators about the threat to property rights from the Enbridge pipeline expansion.

Indicate your address on the registration form so we can schedule appointments with your Assembly person and State Senator.

Also, indicate if you would like bus transportation with pick-ups in Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, and Portage. A $10 to $20 donation for the bus ride would be much appreciated. We have reserved a coach bus from Progressive Travel from Spencer, Wisconsin. Deadline for bus sign-up is Thursday, April 13th. Pick up times and locations will be emailed after registration.

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Billboards are going up!

The first of our billboards was installed on I-39!

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Dangerous Straights

Two 63-year-old pipes lie exposed at the bottom of the current-whipped Straits of Mackinac, determined by one expert to be "the worst possible place" for a spill in all the Great Lakes.

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Wisconsin becomes "Path of Least Resistance"

Milwaukee Journal Senitnel


Path of least resistance

Enbridge's Craig Noble is shown atop of 50-foot-tall oil tank filled to about half its 217,000 barrel capacity at the pipeline terminal in Superior, Wis. The terminal has 45 tanks and is located about a mile from the shores of Lake Superior.

As new pipelines stall on the Great Plains, oil pressure builds in the Great Lakes

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Documents Show Energy Firm Helped Craft Changes To State's Eminent Domain Law

"Legislative drafting files show an energy firm had a hand in crafting proposed changes to the Wisconsin's eminent domain law.

A staffer with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos's office requested Enbridge Energy attorneys speak with drafters on a language change affecting who has power to take private property for public use.

Among proposed language changes, the provision would change the wording from "corporation" to "business entity" regarding who would be able to take private property for public use. Enbridge Energy is considered a limited partnership, which doesn't have the same legal definition as a corporation under the law.

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$4,000 Match for any donation!

Thanks to all who gave, there will be two billboards to show Wisconsinites that a foreign pipeline company changed the law… to take our land for their private gain! But we must reach millions of Wisconsin citizens, which means three more billboards are needed in major metropolitan markets.

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Help Protect Property Rights and Stop Enbridge's Oil Pipeline Expansion in Wisconsin

Campaign Update:

Thank you to all supporters who have already donated helping us exceed 33% of our goal!

If you haven't already donated, please do so. Please help to protect property rights and stop Enbridge's oil pipeline expansion in Wisconsin.

Let's get those billboards up!!

Thank you!!

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WEAT Informational Meetings

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Enbridge Tar Sands Pipelines of Wisconsin

Excellent video from UW Madison undergrads about Enbridge and tar sands pipeline in Wisconsin.

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Tar Sands Oil Threatens Wisconsin


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

June 19, 2016

By:Eric Hansen

President Barack Obama is expected to visit Wisconsin to campaign for Hillary Clinton in the coming days, and while he is in our state he needs to recognize a major threat to Wisconsin's well-being: plans to expand a dangerous and unnecessary tar sands crude oil pipeline network through the state...

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Property Values with an Oil Pipeline

Conversation for Resposible Economic Development (CRED) is seeking to better understand the risks of an oil spill as part of an ongoing dialogue about the economic future of the region. Cred looked at eight different spills from 1991-2012 in Maryland, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, the Gulf of Mexico, and in Canada. The loss in property value ranged from 4.6% to 25%.

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Community Forum Well Attended

On Sunday April 24, the Green Team of the First Presbyterian Church, Marshfield and 80 Feet is Enough! sponsored a Community Forum to raise awareness about Enbridge Pipeline Expansion.

Information about the speakers and links to their presentations :

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Enbridge Tar Sands Invasion

Meeting in Madison on 4/13 with Jane Kleeb, Spencer Black, and Mark Borchardt

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Potential New Pipeline Expansion Opposition Meeting

Jane Kleeb, from Bold Nebraska, who is credited for organizing resistance and stopping to the Keystone Pipeline met with 80 Feet is Enough members and other groups opposed to Enbridge Pipeline expansion today in Marshfield. Please click here to watch the Channel 7 news report.

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Community Forum April 24!

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Public Forum: Enbridge Oil Pipelines Expansion Plans and Effects on Property Owners

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Panel Discusses Possible Oil Pipeline Expansion -Local Impact

Hub City Times March 4, 2016

By Adam Hocking, Editor

MARSHFIELD — Concerned citizens packed Lincoln Town Hall Thursday night for a panel discussion about the potential addition of a fifth pipeline to Enbridge Energy’s current corridor of four that runs through the state and just west of Marshfield.

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Homeowners Wary of Massive Pipeline

Marshfield News Herald 3/3/2016 By: Jonathan Anderson, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

LINCOLN - Rich Hansen and his wife have spent decades perfecting their homestead on the outskirts of Marshfield, a place that, at least to them, borders on the sacred: It’s where they raised a family, meticulously landscaped the yard and hope to retire.

They could lose all of it.

Canadian oil company Enbridge Energy, which operates a set of pipelines cutting through the Hansens’ backyard, is considering plans to build another pipeline, and if it does, the Hansens fear they could be forced out of their home.

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