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Marty Cobenais, pipeline organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network; Winona LaDuke, American Indian activist and executive director of Honor the Earth; and Lorna Hanes ride horses Sunday afternoon on the Enbridge pipeline right-of-way south of Oliver, Wis. They hope to draw attention to the expansion of the Alberta Clipper pipeline that would bring additional tar sands from Alberta through the Northland region’s lines.

Horseback riders protest Enbridge pipeline

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A group of Anishinaabe horseback riders launched a protest in the shadow of Enbridge Energy’s Superior refinery Sunday against the company’s proposed Alberta Clipper Pipeline.

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If approved and constructed, the pipeline would become North America’s largest conduit for bitumen from Alberta’s tar sand formations. The project would boost the capacity of an existing line from 450,000 to 570,000 barrels per day.

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