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 Illinois.

Submit a Petition to Intervene


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.

Pipeline Expansion in Northern Illinois

Join fellow landowners and pipeline neighbors for an evening of discussions with prominent landowners and lawyers on landowner rights and the law, hosted by Save Our Illinois Land. See event page for details and registration.

Sun, April 29, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

DeKalb Park District

Hopkins Park Terrace Room

1403 Sycamore Road

DeKalb, IL 60115

Do you want to Save Our Planet?

Come join SOIL…….Save Our Illinois Land!

Save Our Illinois Land (SOIL) is a non-profit coalition of community members and Landowners who are concerned about the impact of a fossil fuel company building a twin to Line 61 through WI & Northern IL., a direct threat to our land, waterways and fellow citizens

Soil Need: SOIL is looking for an Organizer to alert and support Landowners as they contemplate additional easements requests, and their impact on property values, soil productivity, and safety concerns.

Typical Tasks: Recruit volunteers in Boone, Livingston, DeKalb, LaSalle counties, organize community events, Ensure every Landowner is contacted, participating in home visits with SOIL experts as well as local neighbors within the pipeline area.

Salary: This is a part-time contract position beginning at an hourly rate of $18 for the first six months. Position reports to the President of SOIL.

Experience and skills: Ability to speak & write clearly, communicate in one to one & large groups, make cold calls. College degree desirable, BA or BS.

Interested contact: Deni Mathews at providing a cover letter stating why you are interested and resume detailing your relevant experiences for the position of SOIL Organizer.

Upcoming Events (Spring 2018)

Thursday, April 26

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Zimmerman Room, DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL 60115

Sunday, April 29

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Protect Your Property Rights

Hopkins Park Terrace Room

1403 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115

Saturday, May 12

8:00am – 1:00pm

Walk the Line Pipeline Walk

Purdue Northwest, 2440 173rd Street, Hammond, IN 463

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!

Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, OR 97401, USA


Enbridge line markers

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.

Our 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!


"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).