Line 3 Resistance Continues in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, environmental groups and indigenous tribes continue to dispute the decision to proceed with the Line 3 ‘replacement’ pipeline. In 2018 the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved this project, which, rather than replacing, actually reroutes a large segment of the pipeline. On May 15, 2020 the MN Department of Commerce again… More Line 3 Resistance Continues in Minnesota

MORE on Line 5 – Eminent Domain for Private Gain in northern Wisconsin

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge Energy in July 2019, because easements allowing Enbridge to operate the pipeline have expired. As a result, Enbridge is planning to remove the pipeline from the Bad River reservation and reroute it, constructing 41 miles of new pipeline. Enbridge has asked the Wisconsin Public Service… More MORE on Line 5 – Eminent Domain for Private Gain in northern Wisconsin

Weigh in on DAPL Expansion Case Now Being Considered by the ICC

Just over two years after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stood against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (ETCO) are already trying to double the amount of dirty oil pushed through it from 570,000 barrels a day to as much as 1.1 million barrels, most of which, experts… More Weigh in on DAPL Expansion Case Now Being Considered by the ICC

Press Conference – Funeral for Mother Earth

Thursday morning (3/5/2020) SOIL and its allies held a press conference to draw attention to the legal hearing about to begin in the ICC offices. Representatives from Save Our Illinois Land and the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter joined local advocates at a press conference to speak out against the proposed pipeline expansion. Deni Mathews, Save… More Press Conference – Funeral for Mother Earth

Dakota Access Pipeline expansion sparks battles in four states

The battle to stop the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline is going on in four states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. The laws governing oil pipelines, unlike gas pipelines, are different in every state. In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe intervened in the proposed expansion before the ND Public Service… More Dakota Access Pipeline expansion sparks battles in four states

Dakota Access: Climate Change “undefined, vague, and ambiguous”

Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company are enmeshed in a legal process before the Illinois Commerce Commission to determine whether they can nearly double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline. SOIL, Sierra Club and others have intervened to oppose the expansion.  In responding to a request from SOIL for information about the… More Dakota Access: Climate Change “undefined, vague, and ambiguous”

Bad River Band Sues Enbridge to Remove Pipeline

Members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have filed a federal lawsuit to remove sections of the aging Line 5. This 66-year old pipeline carries crude oil and propane across 12 miles of their reservation in northern Wisconsin. The easements expired in 2013, but Enbridge continues to use the line. The full… More Bad River Band Sues Enbridge to Remove Pipeline

Dakota Access Seeks to Double Pipeline Capacity

On June 14, 2019, Dakota Access filed a petition at the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) seeking authority to build new pumping facilities in three locations. Similar requests have been made in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa. The petition to the ICC only asks for permission to add or expand pumping stations to increase the… More Dakota Access Seeks to Double Pipeline Capacity

Stop DOE from backing carbon-emitting projects

Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal have sponsored an amendment that keeps the Department of Energy from offering loan guarantees to any project that doesn’t avoid or mitigate carbon emissions.  Please contact your House Rep and ask them to support the Omar-Jayapal Amendment – Amendment 105 in Rule II on HR 2740. If you don’t know… More Stop DOE from backing carbon-emitting projects