Minnesota Public Radio, in association with American Public Media’s The Water Main project, has developed a podcast series exploring the connections between oil pipelines and the waters that they threaten.
By Elizabeth Dunbar, Dan Kraker, Cody Nelson, Julie Siple, and Bill Wareham
Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota promises to be one of the most contentious water policy issues in the region during 2018. This series of stories by Minnesota Public Radio reporters offers a starting point for the case.
Levees are a fact of life along the Middle Mississippi River, north of St. Louis, but this article shows how complicated the levee network is. Levees that have been illegally raised force water onto other communities.
Since Hurricane Katrina, state, federal, and local officials have greatly strengthened storm protection around New Orleans. But have they prepared for the previous storm, and not for what climate change will bring with the next one?