Oil Campaigns

 Since 1972, there have been 23 major spills (over 10,000 gallons) on Enbridge pipelines in Minnesota. A sampling is oil-spills-mn-37KB.jpglisted below:

  • Bemidji (Pinewood), August 1979 – 449,000 gallons
  • Grand Rapids, March 1991 – 1.7 million gallons
  • Donaldson, August  1996 – 420,000 gallons
  • Near Plummer, September 1998 – 147,000 gallons
  • Near Leonard , July 2000 – 20,000 gallons
  • Cohasset, July 2002 – 252,000 gallons
  • Trail milepost, April 2003 – 5250 gallons
  • Grand Rapids, 2004  41,125 gallons
  • Clearbrook, May 2003  4200 gallons
  • Clearbrook, November 2007 – 2 workers killed, 15,000 gallons spilled as well
  • Clearbrook, March 2009 – 50 gallons
  • Viking, April 2013  600 gallons
  • Deer Creek, July 2013  140 gallons

(Photo Courtesy USGS Bemidji (Pinewood) Spill 1979 http://mn.water.usgs.gov/projects/bemidji/PhotoGallery/1979.html)