Work has begun on pumping station near Hancock, IL.
The future of the Dakota Access Pipeline hangs by a thread after a federal judge ruled that that the Army Corps of Engineers violated key environmental laws in its permitting of the pipeline. Oil continues to flow even after the court threw out the permit for the pipeline. Let the incoming Biden administration know that… More Shut Down DAPL
Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Reject the Keystone XL water permits. TransCanada has applied for new permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and state agencies to build its proposed Keystone XL pipeline across over 1,000 U.S. waterways, including the Missouri, Niobrara, and Keya Paha rivers in Nebraska.  The pipeline would imperil the drinking… More Reject Keystone XL Pipeline
Many people are still unsure or unaware of the magnitude of the climate emergency, and what steps are needed in order to properly deal with it. That is why we wish to start having open discussions and public meetings. In addition to the problems of the climate emergency, we are also concerned with intense painful… More Open Letter to the citizens of Chicagoland
The Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by Aug. 5, a district court ruled Monday in a stunning defeat for the Trump administration and the oil industry. We at SOIL are so grateful for the continued efforts of every individual and organization to fight the continued expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and the trampling of… More DAPL Easement under Lake Oahe vacated; shut down ordered!
As oil prices struggle to rebound and crude oil inventories are high, Energy Transfer, owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is invoking ‘force majeure’ to prevent shippers from defaulting on contracts to ship through the expanded Dakota Access Pipeline. The force majeure clause in shipper contracts provides a temporary reprieve to Dakota Access from performing… More DAPL Expansion No Longer Needed
On June 4, SOIL was party to a motion asking ICC Commissioner Michael T. Carrigan to recuse himself from the Dakota Access expansion case, citing his career within the AFL-CIO as indicating that his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. He has denied our motion to recuse.
After years of delay Dominion Energy and Duke Energy are canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Any further delays would drive the price tag even higher, threatening the economic viability of the project. Here in Illinois, SOIL and our allies have delayed the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline by one year and counting.
A sculpture of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is now featured at Energy Transfer CEO Kelcy Warren’s golf course. The sculpture took a somewhat circuitous route, having been purchased by a Texas real estate attorney for $1.4 million and then donated to the golf course.
On Wednesday, June 17th Rising Tide Chicago is organizing a digital action to show the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that a doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Illinois is not supported by people that live here. In this digital action, you’ll use your social media tools to tell the ICC to reject the proposal… More Rising Tide Chicago Digital Day of Action