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Say NO to doubling the flow of fracked oil in the Dakota Access pipeline.
Remember Standing Rock
Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is seeking to build additional pumping stations and capacity in Illinois. These pumping stations in Illinois, and associated states, will nearly double the flow of fracked oil from North Dakota to the Gulf Coast, where financial analysts say the fracked oil will be exported to other countries. Tell the Illinois Commerce Commission the public says no way.
A growing majority of the public understand that further fracking and increased crude oil production will significantly exacerbate the impacts of climate change in Illinois as well as around the globe, bringing loss, suffering, displacement, and death to countless people. The negative consequences to Illinois, however, extend beyond the impacts of climate change. Doubling the capacity of the DAPL and associated ETCO pipelines will make the inevitable spills in Illinois much larger. Moreover, releases of crude oil are not a matter of if, but of when. The companies that operate the pipelines have terrible records of leaks and spills across the nation. In the two years that the pipelines have been operational, they have leaked at least 10 times according to the Pipeline Safety Trust.
Foreign Pipeline Intervenor Training
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In January of 2017, the foreign pipeline company, Enbridge, again announced that it is coordinating development activities for a new pipeline to run within one mile of DeKalb and within a few hundred feet of Belvidere. The announcement appeared in their January Investment Community Presentation and would parallel the existing tar sands pipeline running through Boone, DeKalb, LaSalle, and Livingston Counties, a pipeline with capacity approximately equal to the proposed Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines combined. The new pipeline would potentially double that capacity, making Illinois the superhighway for transporting Canadian tar sands bitumen to the Gulf Coast for export.
In Illinois, the pipeline approval process in the past has primarily involved only parties with a direct financial interest in the project, from the pipeline company to landowners. We think the public should have a strong voice in the process. In our training sessions, we will show you how to participate in the legal pipeline approval process.
If you oppose additional foreign tar sands export pipelines in Illinois, or if you think foreign companies should not be able to seize land rights, or if you are concerned about pipeline safety, join us in these exercises in democracy.
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