On Monday movie star Shaileen Woodley and Madison Alder Rebecca Kemble were arrested in Standing Rock, North Dakota after attending a protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Monday morning a federal court ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s emergency injunction request to stop construction. Four camps full of demonstrators in […]
In a powerful interview with WORT News, LaDonna Brave Bull of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe spoke with Producer Alejandro Alonso Galva and Madison activist Jessie Brown about fears of death and the dangers of the pipeline. LaDonna volunteered her land to start the protest camps on April 1st. Four camps full of demonstrators have […]
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.
A hotly contested permit for the expansion of an oil pipeline through Dane County faces more criticism over its lack of an insurance mandate for spill clean-ups. Peter Anderson of the Madison chapter of environmental group 350.org joined the program to share why he believes increasing the capacity of Line 61 should concern his fellow […]
Tar sands oil and Lake Superior: potentially a dangerous combination? Then there’s all the usual green goop in the lakes here in town. Kate Golden tells us more.
To continue our discussion from last week about most important environmental issues of 2013, we explored the environmental issues that we are facing in 2014. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to learn more!