The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments on the proposed wetland and waterway impacts as well as the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be prepared.
The Line 5 Wisconsin Segment Relocation Project has been designed to minimize impacts on wetlands and water bodies. Nearly all of the wetland impacts are temporary, and the wetlands will be restored following construction.
Enbridge has developed multiple plans and procedures that detail best management practices to be used during construction to minimize impacts. Examples include:
- Using timber mats to limit wetland disturbance,
- Installing erosion control devices,
- and Utilizing site-specific waterbody crossing methods.
Line 5 has been safely transporting essential fuels across Wisconsin since 1953. Moving a segment of the pipeline off the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians to the route Enbridge has proposed will ensure uninterrupted service of this critical energy supply.
Submit written comments by either emailing DNROEEAComments@wisconsin.gov or writing to Line 5 Comments, DNR (EA/7), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, WI 53707 by U.S. mail. Be sure to reference the project docket number in your comments: IP-NO-2020-2-N00471
Copy and paste the letter below to email to DNROEEAComments@wisconsin.gov:
To whom it may concern:
I ask that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources promptly process and approve the permits required for Enbridge’s Line 5 Wisconsin Segment Replacement Project (Docket Number IP-NO-2020-2-N00471) to move forward.
The relocation of a segment of Line 5 is needed in order to remove the pipeline from the Bad River Reservation while ensuring uninterrupted service of this critical energy supply in northern Wisconsin and throughout the region.
All electronic and hardcopy comments must be submitted or postmarked by no later than Saturday July 11, 2020 in order to be considered. Commenters who wish to remain anonymous should submit written comments via U.S. mail and not sign the letter (or only sign their first name) or include a return address.