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Pipeline Expansion in Northern Illinois

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DeKalb Park District

Hopkins Park Terrace Room

1403 Sycamore Road

DeKalb, IL 60115

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Enbridge Inc, a Canadian company and the largest fossil fuel infrastructure company in North America, is considering expansion options that may affect property in Boone, DeKalb, LaSalle and Livingston Counties in Illinois.

Enbridge has reported to investors that a Line 61 ‘twin’ is an expansion opportunity. If this option is pursued, this major pipeline corporation may request an additional easement, followed by the disruption of construction and potential crop productivity losses where it crosses farmland. Neighbors unaffected by the original Line 61 may be impacted by a Line 61 ‘twin’; the easement to be requested is not clear but is expected to be more than the current 60-foot easement approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

In addition, a land owner in Boone County has reported that survey teams were out surveying Line 13, which runs parallel to Line 61. It currently carries chemicals, used to make the tar sands thin enough to be pumped through Line 61, back north to be reused. Enbridge has proposed reversing the flow of Line 13 and repurposing it to increase Canadian exports.

Landowners can fight to maintain their property rights and resist eminent domain abuse by joining together. Organizing provides opportunities for:

  • Better future easement agreements
  • Better financial settlements
  • Agricultural mitigation (AIMA) enforcement legislation
  • Pipeline abandonment and property rights legislation

Join fellow landowners and pipeline neighbors for an evening of discussions with prominent landowners and lawyers on landowner rights and the law, hosted by Save Our Illinois Land.


Photo: Lars Ploughman under Creative Commons license Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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