Save Our Illinois Land

Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Land

Our long-term goal is to halt permitting and expansion
of oil and gas pipeline infrastructure in Illinois
and to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Our immediate target is the Line 61 ‘twin.’
Enbridge has begun initial surveying activities in Wisconsin
and is expected to begin soon in Illinois.

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Save Our Illinois Land (SOIL) is a coalition of community members and landowners across the state that is concerned about the impact of pipeline infrastructure on Illinois’ land, waterways and our fellow Illinoisans.

Upcoming Events (Autumn 2017)

Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
 – Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside, Elgin, Il
6:00pm – 7:00pm
– Newcomb Township Hall, 355 County Road 2700 North, Mahomet, IL ( (Route 47 and County Road 2700 North in rural Mahomet)
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
 – Broadway Armory- 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm
 – Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, Il
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:00am – 8:30am
 – DeKalb, IL, USA

Watch This Space for Upcoming Training (October, 2017)

In January of this year, the foreign pipeline company, Enbridge, again announced that it is coordinating development activities for a new pipeline to run within one mile of DeKalb and within a few hundred feet of Belvidere. The announcement appeared in their January Investment Community Presentation and will parallel the existing tar sands pipeline running through Boone, DeKalb, LaSalle, and Livingston Counties. This pipe will be sized (42″) to carry 150% the amount of Canadian bitumen as the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and will be a parallel twin to the existing 42″ pipeline.

In Illinois, the pipeline approval process in the past has primarily involved only parties with a direct financial interest in the project, from the pipeline company to landowners. We think the public should have a strong voice in the process. In our training sessions, we will show you how to participate in the legal pipeline approval process.

If you oppose additional foreign tar sands export pipelines in Illinois, or if you think foreign companies should not be able to seize land rights, or if you are concerned about pipeline safety, join us in this exercise of democracy.


"You Can't Drink Oil"

This video gives an intro to the Whiting 41, a group of climate activists who were arrested at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana (video from 350 Indiana-Calumet).