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.
Hello, climate activists,
We are ASKING for your support on two critical issues.
SB 2213 prevents state and local agencies from weakening Illinois environmental or labor standards below the federal standards in place as of January 1, 2017, or “baseline standards” for the following federal statutes:
• Clean Air Act
• Clean Water Act
• Safe Drinking Water Act
• Endangered Species Act
• Occupational Safety and Health Act
• Mine Safety and Health Act
• Federal Labor Standards Act
SB 2213 will be heard in a House committee on Tuesday, May 15. ASK your state representative to co-sponsor or support the bill. This can be done by email or phone.
SJRCA4, the Equal Rights Amendment will be heard in committee on the morning of Wednesday, May 16. The most effective action will be calling your state rep by close of business Tuesday, May 15 to express support for ratifying the ERA in Illinois. It could be on the floor shortly, so time is critical!!
If you don’t know who your rep is you can visit here:
Once you know who your rep is, call the Springfield number provided on the search or 1.855.980.2275
If you are more comfortable emailing, the address can be found on each reps listing here:
The SOIL Team (Save Our Illinois Land)
Enbridge likely to wrap protective sleeves around damaged Line 5 portions
LANSING, MI — Protective sleeves will likely be wrapped around dented portions of the Line 5 oil and gas pipeline, which was damaged last month by a suspected anchor strike.
A timeline for the fix is not currently available, as Enbridge Energy still has to confirm plans with regulatory officials, according to company spokesperson Ryan Duffy.
A section of the Line 5 pipeline crosses the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Michigan.
The Line 5 damage occurred April 1, 2018 when a boat owned by an Escanaba-based shipping company dragged its anchor through the Straits, causing the damage.
Rember the headlines in November 2017 of another pipeline failure…….
Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota-November 2017!!
A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, said.
Upcoming Events (Spring 2018)
Wednesday, May 16
11:00am – 11:00am
ISWS Seminar: Climate Modeling and Impact Assessment in the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Using Multi-Scale Modeling Approach
Sunday, May 20
2:30 – 4:30pm
ACE MAY MEETING: FOCUS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Monday, October 29, 2018
8:00am – 6:00pm PDT (Note: this is local time in Eugene, Oregon)
Stand with #youthvgov at the Trial of the Century!
Sign the Petition: Demand JPMorgan Chase Stop Funding the Climate Crisis
JPMorgan Chase continues to fund disastrous projects and companies that drive the climate crisis.
Rainforest Action Network’s most recent report shows that JPMorgan Chase has increased its financing for coal mining by 21x in 2017 and increased funding to one of the dirtiest sources of energy on the planet, tar sands.
Tell JPMorgan Chase we will not stand for their destructive banking practices by signing the petition. Defund Tar Sands and Coal now!
See patterns in bank financing for extreme fossil fuels for several banks here.