Tar Sands Campaign

The Tar Sands Campaign is fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines in Wisconsin. Our aims are to block expansion of Line 61 and to halt plans for an adjacent Line 66. We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and affected community members.

Divestment Campaign

2016 was the hottest year on record. The Divestment Team focuses on convincing institutions that investments in fossil fuel are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. Banks are our current focus since without their support, dirty pipeline projects can't get funded.

Community Energy Campaign

The Community Energy Team is focused on taking action on and responsibility for our own fossil fuel use. We work to create and change policies that impact our energy use and nurture a culture of reducing energy use and using clean, renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint.

Updates – Page 2


Barn Raisings, Not Lifeboats — By Peter Anderson

I know that most of our conversations dwell on technical analyses of the greenhouse effect, organizing drives to stop one pipeline or another, and legislative campaigns to put a real price on carbon. And all that is vital. It really is. But if we’re searching for the missing link needed to get us to a (More...)

Enbridge Appeal to Dane Co. Board 12/3/15: Full Transcript

December 3, 2015, was a landmark day in the fight against the Enbridge tar sands invasion in Wisconsin. That evening, the Dane County Board of Supervisors voted 27-2 to reject Enbridge’s appeal of the Zoning and Land Regulation’s insurance requirement. It was a courageous stand by the Board, urged on by 350 Madison and allies. Among those offering (More...)

Break Free Midwest — May 15, 2016

  The struggle is long; the challenges, formidable. Get inspired by checking out Marilee Sushoreba’s wonderful photographic and narrative account of the May 15 Break Free Midwest action! (More...)

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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