Join Earthjustice and Weinberg/Newton Gallery for a virtual event series and exhibition! Weinberg/Newton Gallery is a Chicago-based non-commercial gallery dedicated to promoting the work of social justice causes. For the first time ever, Earthjustice is collaborating with the gallery on the virtual event series and exhibition, Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises. This four-part virtual… More Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises
Carl Pope, co-author of “Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet” and former CEO and chairman of the Sierra Club, shares his perspective on the Biden Administration’s blitz strategy on the climate crisis: Just 10 days after the Biden administration took over, in alignment with the new president’s overall blitz… More A perspective on Biden Administrations’ climate actions
Over a year ago, Save Our Illinois Land intervened in the request of Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (DA-ETCO) to increase throughput on their pipelines from 570,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1,100,000 bpd. SOIL’s intervention was particularly important since Illinois is the only state through which both pipelines pass and whose… More SOIL Appeals ICC Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion
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.