Tar Sands Pipeline Spill Drill on NIU Campus in DeKalb, Illinois
Saturday, December 12 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Start Location: NIU Permit Lot 12 on Castle Dr. at 397 West Lincoln Highway (Rt. 38)
End: NIU Permit Lot V, Kishwaukee Drive, off Lucinda Ave.
One danger is the millions of gallons of crude oil spilled from pipelines as in the Kalamazoo and Mayflower disasters. We now know that Illinois has become the superhighway for transporting Canadian toxic tar sands to world markets. To make matters worse, Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company has yet another tar sands pipeline on the books for next year. If completed, the flow of toxic tar sands mix through our Boone and DeKalb Counties could reach 100,000,000 gallons per day. To illustrate the danger, we will visualize a spill into the Kishwaukee River by animating sections of a tar sands pipe. We plan to send a loud and clear message that enough is already too much.
We need to show that we are prepared to defend the climate red lines that cannot be crossed. If politicians won’t get the job done, we will. We are the ones we have been waiting for.
Co-sponsored by NIL Justice League, Green Paws Environmental Alliance (NIU Student Group), Elgin Green Groups 350, 350Kishwaukee
Have the Last Word in Elgin
Saturday, December 12 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Start Location: Intersection of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue (SW corner)
Elgin Green Groups 350, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, Occupy Elgin, 350Kishwaukee, and Northern Illinois Justice League will join forces in Elgin as they highlight the potential of millions of gallons of crude oil to spill from pipelines that now or are planned to crisscross Illinois. If completed, the flow of toxic tar sands mix through Boone and DeKalb Counties could reach 100,000,000 gallons per day. We plan to send a loud and clear message that enough is already too much.
Palatine (on Dec. 11)
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