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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 $126 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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Reflections from the Wisconsin Tar Sands Tour—By Cassie Steiner

On April 3–8, hundreds of students throughout the University of Wisconsin System gathered to learn about tar sands and organize in opposition to them. In five days, I traveled with Andy Pearson of MN350 and Cailie Kafura, UW–Stevens Point student and former 350 Stevens Point president, to seven campuses across Wisconsin to talk about tar sands pipelines in the Midwest and (More...)

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Landowner Lawsuit Still Alive!

350 Madison continues to pursue every legal means to oppose tar sands pipelines through Wisconsin, especially ones that don’t carry sufficient third-party cleanup insurance to remediate major oil spills. Enbridge wants to dramatically expand its Waterloo Pump Station as part of multistage project to triple the capacity of its tar sands Line 61 through Wisconsin, (More...)

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Update on Landowner Lawsuit

The landowner lawsuit against Enbridge to enforce Dane County’s insurance requirement is entering a new chapter. After we filed our complaint against Enbridge, the company responded by filing a motion to dismiss, a standard legal maneuver asserting that there is no legal basis for the lawsuit and therefore it should be dismissed without reaching the merits. (More...)

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Landowners File Suit Against Enbridge to Force Imposition of Insurance Requirement Before Expanding Pipeline Flow

Seven Dane County landowners filed suit in Dane County Circuit Court the afternoon of February 8 to force the Enbridge pipeline company to provide $25 million in cleanup insurance before increasing capacity of the largest tar sands oil pipeline in the US. “Enbridge’s bullying tactics met their match today, as seven Dane County citizens took their (More...)

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Dane County Bd. of Supervisors Rejects Enbridge Appeal 27-2

Report and comments re Dane County Board meeting last night on Enbridge REJECTED appeal re environmental insurance language: Thanks to all for turning out, wearing RETAIN! Stickers, registering and/or speaking in opposition, the ZLR’s decision to retain the insurance was upheld by a 27-2 vote! Please let Mary Beth know if your name is left (More...)

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