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

MGE Could Lead in Cutting Transportation Emissions

By Beth Esser, 350 Madison | co-founder, MGE Shareholders for Clean Energy     I was raised on coal. My dad worked at a coal power plant for 28 years. This physically demanding job was not easy, but it was a good union job and it helped provide my parents the ability to raise four daughters. (More...)

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Spring Updates From Our Children’s Trust

In December, we published a post on the effort to persuade then-President Obama to settle Juliana v. United States in the waning days of his presidency. This lawsuit—filed in 2015 by 21 young plaintiffs ages 8–19, joined by Dr. James Hansen—claims the federal government has violated the young plaintiffs’ “constitutional rights to life, liberty, and (More...)

Settle the Children’s Climate Lawsuit!

It’s obvious that Donald Trump will be a disaster for our movement for a livable climate. But what if there were a way to tie his hands? Well, there is! We learned of it in mid-December and have been moving quickly to put together a social media campaign to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. (More...)

What’s Next for Standing Rock?

For several years, 350 Madison and our allies have been fighting Enbridge’s plan to use Wisconsin as a tar sands superhighway bringing dirty oil from Alberta through the Midwest, to be refined and then exported from Texas ports to Europe. So it goes without saying that we’ve supported the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota (More...)

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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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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