Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in Enbridge pipeline expansion case; justices question county process

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments [March 26] about whether Dane County can require special insurance to allow a Canadian pipeline company to triple the flow of crude oil across Wisconsin. In 2017, Enbridge Energy completed a $1.5 billion upgrade to triple the capacity of its Line 61. As part of the project, the company needed a conditional use permit to build a pumping station, which Dane County granted on the condition that Enbridge carry extra spill insurance.

But state lawmakers intervened on behalf of the company, passing a law that banned counties from requiring special insurance. The case has been tied up in the courts ever since, with Enbridge seeking to strike the insurance requirement and the county fighting for local powers…

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