By Associated Press - Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A group of Wisconsin landowners is suing Enbridge to force the company to carry spill insurance on a pipeline that will carry Canadian tar sands oil across the state.

The landowners live within 350 yards of the pipeline. The Wisconsin State Journal ( ) reports the lawsuit was filed Monday in Dane County court.

Despite a state ban on counties imposing spill insurance requirements, the landowners contend the law still allows citizens to demand that a court enforce the county’s zoning regulations.

Canadian-based Enbridge has been granted a conditional use permit to build a pumping station in Medina. The expanded line would carry Canadian tar sands oil from a tank farm in Superior to refineries in northern Illinois.

Enbridge spokeswoman Jennifer Smith says the company has not yet received the complaint.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal,

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