no double dapl, no more fossil fuels
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 a coalition of environmental groups combined forces to protest and bring attention to Energy Transfer Partners’ application to the Illinois Commerce Commission to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by increasing the number of pumping stations along its route. Save Our Illinois Soil (SOIL), the Sierra Club, and other environmental groups have intervened against this request. Testimony by James Hansen and others has been presented detailing the risk of increasing surge pressures and the damage additional pipeline capacity does to the fight against global warming.
Extinction Rebellion rebels in Chicago, along with Rising Tide, SOIL, and the Sierra Club organized a press conference and theater action Funeral for Mother Earth. Susana Sandoval, of the Purepecha tribe, gave an offering and blessing in solidarity with opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline expansion during the press conference. In the hearing room, all offered silent witness in support of SOIL and Sierra Club’s testimony. The hearing was standing room only. The press conference was well attended and provided coverage. The struggle continues!