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Wisconsin man bikes to raise pipeline awareness

An 80-year-old Wisconsin man is riding his bicycle across 16 counties in Wisconsin to raise awareness about a proposed Enbridge Energy oil pipeline and call for greater transparency around the project.

WDIO-TV reported that Bruce Noble is biking through counties where the Canada-based company’s crude oil Pipeline 61 could be built. It’s expected to start in Superior and end in Illinois.

Noble is a former professor who has survived open heart surgery and cancer. He says he doesn’t have a long time left to live and wants to fight potential environmental threats the help future generations. He plans to educate the public about oil spills and other issues along his bike route.

An Enbridge spokeswoman says pipelines are the safest method of transporting crude oil and the company prioritizes its pipelines’ integrity.

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