January 10, 2017
Penokee Hills Education Project
P.O. 834, Ashland, WI 54806
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Frank Koehn
January 10, 2017 email@example.com
The Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) will hold a press conference in Superior on January 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Superior City Hall/Douglas County Courthouse to discuss the ramifications of Enbridge Energy Partners’ pipelines that run through northern Wisconsin.
Enbridge Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh Brings His Message to Superior
The Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) press conference will culminate three days of community meetings held in the northern Wisconsin communities of Bad River, Red Cliff Ashland, Washburn, and Bayfield WI. PHEP’s news conference will include community members and John Bolenbaugh, a former sub-contractor for Enbridge who became a whistleblower, for the largest tar sands oil spill in North American history. Bolenbaugh presented the dangers of Enbridge Energy Partners’ pipelines that run through northern Wisconsin.
Bolenbaugh shared the story surrounding the catastrophic Kalamazoo River tar sands pipeline spill in 2010 in Michigan, and his successful efforts to expose the company’s attempts to cover-up their incomplete and shoddy clean up work. Bolenbaugh’s truth telling forced Enbridge to re-clean several dozen areas that had been approved as 100% clean by Enbridge, the EPA and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. His exposure forced the EPA to demand that Enbridge re-clean the covered up areas and re-dredge the river at an estimated cost of $600,000,000. Bolenbaugh has shared his story of how he became a whistleblower for the largest tar sands oil spill in North American history.
This is the first in series of public awareness events that will be provided by the Penokee Hills Education Project.
The Penokee Hills Education Project is an education and outreach project of the Mining Impact Coalition.