Lots of Lessons from Last Week’s Pipeline Forum

The event in Spooner offered information on many aspects of protecting the St. Croix’s headwaters from a spill.




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Back in October, St. Croix 360 shared for the first time the story of the Line 61 oil pipeline, which crosses four rivers in the St. Croix River’s headwaters and will soon be carrying 50 million gallons per day. The most common response was “I had no idea.”

A lot of people wanted to know more. In partnership with the St. Croix River Association​ and Washburn County Lakes and River Association, St. Croix 360 recently helped bring some of the best informed people currently working on pipeline safety to the area for a free event about this project.

Frank Zufall of the Sawyer County Record attended and published this report from last Thursday’s event. Below are tweets from yours truly that engaged folks in real-time and serve as notes of sort.

Thank you to all 140 or so people who attended, including several elected officials and first responders. Thanks also to all the panelists.




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Lots of Lessons from Last Week’s Pipeline Forum