Stop Line 5 and Other Pipelines!
350 Madison Monthly Meeting, February 3, 2020
Join us at 350 Madison’s monthly meeting on Monday, February 3, when we’ll learn about what our Tar Sands Team is doing on Enbridge’s Line 5 and other oil pipelines threatening Wisconsin and our climate.
Line 5 runs under the Straits of Mackinac, putting our Great Lakes at risk. It also traverses the reservation of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in northern Wisconsin. The tribe is currently suing Enbridge, demanding that it remove the pipeline from the reservation. Enbridge has refused, despite the fact that its easements expired in 2013.
The tribe warns that erosion could soon leave a portion of the aging pipeline exposed to the full force of the Bad River, creating a risk of rupture. The lawsuit describes the rupture risk as “a looming disaster” that would endanger the wildlife and wild rice beds of the pristine watershed. Climate change will only heighten the risk, as precipitation in the area increases in frequency and intensity.
Enbridge is now looking to reroute the pipeline south of the reservation and just upstream of Copper Falls State Park, endangering that beloved park as well. The Bad River tribe wants any rerouted portion outside the Bad River watershed entirely.
We don’t need any more fossil fuel infrastructure in Wisconsin! Join us at our monthly public meeting to learn what we’re doing to force Enbridge to decommission Line 5. You’ll also get an update on Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 61 Twin (aka Line 66), two of the other pipelines threatening Wisconsin and our global climate. You’ll even get the chance to vote on your favorite pipeline zine! Afterward, you can create your own zine in a breakout group.
WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Monday, February 3, 7:00–8:45 pm
WHERE: Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Court, Madison
All are welcome, with a special welcome to newcomers and family members. We encourage carpooling (check here), biking (Southwest Commuter Path), and bus (#3, #6, or #58), and also welcome those arriving by car (free parking in front of the Meetinghouse).
Come learn about our Tar Sands and other campaigns, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug into the action.
We hope to see you there—newcomers, old-timers, and everyone in-between is welcome!
350 Madison monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by a diverse group of climate activists who share personal stories and talents and support our campaigns, events, and direct actions. These meetings are a great way to learn about what 350 Madison does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!