Protestors express concerns about Canadian pipeline
Protestors took to the Capitol Wednesday to express concerns of a Canadian pipeline.
They were there specifically to get Gov. Scott Walker to veto a plan that would let Enbridge condemn private property to expand an oil pipeline across Wisconsin.
Protestors also said Republicans sided with Enbridge lobbyists when Dane County tried to make Enbridge get insurance for possible environmental disasters.
“We’re hopping mad about that. We played by the rules. We believed in democracy, and this is not the democratic process,” said Carl Whiting, a protestor.
Enbridge wants to expand an oil pipeline that cuts across Wisconsin from Superior to Flanagan, Illinois. Protestors are concerned with the company’s safety record.
“We’re going to do it a safe way, but we want to make sure we have an opportunity for those jobs and the opportunity to get that job done,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said.