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People Over Pipelines

People Over Pipelines: Protecting Our Land and Water — Photos and Video of the October 2017 Event — Enbridge’s proposed Line 66 could jeopardize Wisconsin’s major waterways, our property rights, the safety of our communities, our climate, and more. On October 27, 2017, People Over Pipelines brought together tribal members, Enbridge easement-holders, environmentalists, youth activists, (More...)

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To Learn More…

For a brief but thorough introduction to tar sands and tar sands pipelines, see 350 Madison’s tar sands primer. If you want a quick overview of the Wisconsin tar sands fight, check out this excellent webinar, Wisconsin Pipeline Invasion 101… … and this outstanding video, Enbridge Tar Sands Pipelines of Wisconsin. Dan Egan puts Enbridge’s (More...)

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The Fight Is Not Over

By Peter Anderson, 350 Madison     After a 3-year-long fight, the Enbridge pipeline company received its final permit from Dane County for its Waterloo pumping station in the town of Medina on Thursday. This doesn’t mean the fight is over. As far as 350 Madison is concerned, Enbridge and its infrastructure remain in the (More...)

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Landowners vs. Enbridge, Take Two (Landowners Win!)

By Elizabeth Ward, Sierra Club, Wisconsin Safe Energy (WiSE) Alliance   Two weeks ago, Enbridge worked behind the scenes to get a resolution opposing eminent domain for private gain for oil pipelines tabled within a committee of the Wood County Board of Supervisors. Landowners in Marshfield got together to strategize and organize and attended the (More...)

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530+350 = 0? According to Enbridge…

By WiSE Alliance   Enbridge regularly puts out an Investor Presentation to let their current and potential investors know what they are planning and working on. For those trying to decipher what Enbridge’s plans are, it is also the best plan to learn what projects Enbridge sees in their future. In June, Enbridge released an (More...)

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Enbridge Pursues Its Case Against Dane County with New Representation from Governor Walker’s “Fixer”

In the fight over whether Enbridge—the $42 billion Canadian pipeline company—should be allowed to triple the capacity of its tar sands pipeline through Dane County without cleanup insurance, the county has been joined by landowners living adjacent to the pipeline and 350 Madison. They contend that taxpayers have a right to be protected from future (More...)

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350 Madison vs. Enbridge

Photo: Mark Borchardt Two lawsuits involving Enbridge Energy represent the latest development in Dane County’s standoff with the $130 billion Canadian pipeline company over its expansion plans. 350 Madison won a significant victory in April 2015 when the Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee required that Enbridge obtain spill cleanup insurance. Dane County imposed the requirement (More...)

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WI Dems Vote to Oppose Line 66 / Bakken Oil Transport!

Exciting news! At its convention this past weekend, the Democratic Party adopted resolutions opposing: Enbridge’s planned Line 66; and The transportation of Bakken shale oil through Wisconsin by EITHER pipeline or rail. Kudos to Kaja Rebane and others who worked to make this happen! Here’s the text of the two resolutions: (More...)

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Break Free Midwest: My Experience — By Judy Skog

On May 15, 350 Madison took part in Break Free Midwest in Whiting, Indiana, home to the world’s largest BP oil refinery. The event was one of a series of actions taking place around the world to demand that fossil fuels remain in the ground. I had planned to risk arrest, but in consultation with (More...)

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Great Couple of Weeks for Tar Sands Resistance in WI—By Elizabeth Ward

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for 350 Madison and friends, gaining great momentum to stop the increased threats of tar sands pipelines through Wisconsin. If we keep this up, we may never sleep, but there certainly will NOT be more tar sands pipelines in Wisconsin! Wisconsin Tar Sands Resistance Tour: Last week, Cassie Steiner (More...)

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