Jane Kleeb. The Enbridge Tar Sands Invasion.
610 Langdon St, Madison, WI, US
APRIL 13, FINAL NOTE: If you were not able to obtain a ticket for any reason on this site, I apologize to you for that. We encourage you to come to the program tonight even if you did not get a ticket, and we will try to make room for everyone. Thank you.Join Jane Kleeb, Nebraska rancher and Executive Director of Bold Nebraska, Former State Representative Spencer Black, and Mark Borchardt, property owner along the pipelines to learn about Wisconsin’s tar sands pipelines and how we can follow Nebraska’s lead in defeating these pipeline proposals.By mobilizing an unlikely coalition of ranchers, tribal members, environmentalists and others, Bold Nebraska’s victory over the Keystone XL pipeline offers hope and encouragement to those of us working to protect Wisconsin from an ENBRIDGE PIPELINE INVASION. Now it’s our turn. Learn about this major new pipeline expansion here at home, and how we can follow Jane’s lead in defeating it.Wednesday, April 13th 6 PM: Doors open. Registration & tabling6:30 Presentations begin8 pm Close of event
Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Contact Mary Beth Elliott at email@example.com for more information.
Co‐sponsored by 350 Madison, Sierra Club, and the A. E. Havens Center for Social JusticePlease join us to hear first-hand from Jane Kleeb, Nebraska rancher and founder and Executive Director of Bold Nebraska. Jane Kleeb played a crucial role in stopping the Keystone XL pipeline, which was rejected by President Obama last November. The pipeline, proposed by Canadian company TransCanada, would have transported 830,000 barrels a day of tar sands oil from the boreal forests of Alberta to the Gulf Coast. We are fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines right here in Wisconsin and will learn from her!While Obama rejected the pipeline primarily for environmental reasons, Kleeb’s approach is to highlight the risks to rural property owners whose land is crossed by the pipeline. When pipelines spill, their contents – including the tar sands oil itself as well as the diluting chemicals necessary to make the oil flow – enter the air and groundwater. This exposes people living nearby to toxins that can cause respiratory ailments and cancer.The message that the pipeline is “all risk, no reward” for property owners successfully mobilized farmers and ranchers in Nebraska to take a stand against Keystone. Now, Kleeb is bringing her campaign to Wisconsin. The timing could not be better: Wisconsin is already crossed by a pipeline called Line 61, but the company that owns it - a Canadian firm called Enbridge - is proposing to expand Line 61 and add a “twin” called Line 66. Together, the two pipelines could be three times the size of Keystone.This expansion would require widening the existing pipeline corridor. Recent legislative developments in Wisconsin have made it easier for pipeline companies to take land through eminent domain. Enbridge argues that this is necessary to prevent lone property owners from standing in the way of “a public good”. However, property owners who oppose the pipeline are not alone, and Nebraska’s experience proved that when a group of property owners refuse to let a foreign corporation seize land that has been in their families for generations, they can effectively block the expansion of pipelines.Kleeb’s talent is in helping property owners organize politically, turning them into just such a group. At the upcoming event, she will speak about how landowners, tribes, environmentalists, and others can work together to protect their land, water, and communities from the risks posed by pipelines.HOUSING: We are trying to find housing for a limited number of folks (particularly students) who may need to stay overnight after the event. No promises, but please contact Mary Beth Elliott as above if you are interested.
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Jane Kleeb Pipeline Fighter