On Enbridge and exemptions, part 2

On Enbridge and exemptions, part 2

We mentioned this morning that we have quite a lot to say about Christopher Behnan’s Daily Press & Argus story this morning. If you missed part 1, discussing whether Enbridge is, in fact, “exempt” from the Howell Township ordinance, it’s here. On that question, we thought portions of the article seemed to present Enbridge’s point of view as fact, rather than as arguable claims.

Nevertheless, the article does contain some very interesting new information, perhaps even a couple of minor bombshells. One of them is the topic of our second post:  (more…)

Construction work in Brandon?

Construction work in Brandon?

We’ve been getting reports that Enbridge plans to begin construction work in Brandon Township as early as next week. If anyone who lives in Brandon can confirm this for us, please do (just leave a comment or send me a message backchannel).

Why is this so important? Well, you will recall that Brandon Township recently passed a resolution requiring Enbridge to comply with certain conditions before beginning any construction work within the township limits (the full text of the resolution has been filed with the MPSC and can be seen here). The Township needs support to enforce its resolution. Please take some time to contact local media and, more importantly, state elected officials. Urge them to step forward and support local authority and autonomy.

26th District State Senator David Robertson can be reached at:

Phone: (517) 373-1636
Toll Free: (866) 305-2126
Email: SenDRobertson@senate.michigan.gov

District 46 State Representative Brad Jacobsen can be reached at:

Phone: 517-373-1798
Toll Free: (855) 737-2723 [855 REPBRAD]
Email: BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov

Dilbit

Dilbit

We suddenly realize we have yet to devote a full post to discussing dilbit, which everyone concerned about Enbridge and Line 6B should know about. We will try to make that a priority in the next week or so. In the meantime, there’s this.