Midwest oil mining a crude idea to many

Are we now scraping the bottom of the barrel?

The vote was held. EnBridge's permits were unanimously approved.

All that is left now is for EnBridge to finalize the route, settling disputes with concerned farmers and members of the Fond du Lac tribal community over land issues. The company plans to have the Alberta Clipper line up and running by 2010, and by 2015 pump as much as 1.8 million barrels of crude per day to the U.S.

"It's just the most polluting new fuel we could bring into the economy," says Ken Bradley of Clean Water Action Minnesota. "It is horrible that we are even considering bringing it to the marketplace at all. We should be doing everything we can to stop it." 

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