In the 1980’s, activists seeking the end of apartheid rule in South Africa found themselves frustrated by the U.S. and other governments’ support for the racist regime. In response, thousands turned up the pressure on non-governmental targets, eventually convincing corporations, Universities, investors and others to pull any investments that benefited the South African regime. Most […]
Jan Miyasaki interviews Mary Beth Elliott from 350 Madison Tar Sands Team about tar sands oil pipelines in Dane County, and plans by Enbridge Oil to expand to a second, 2 million gallon pipeline. The Dane County board has attempted to place limitations on pipelines, but the Republican-lead state Legislature has passed laws to prevent […]
Today on A Public Affair, Patty Peltekos talks with Kermit Hovey and Marybeth Elliot from 350 Madison, a grassroots citizens group, about the Enbridge pipeline expansion.
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 […]
Don Ferber of 350 Madison Climate Action Team discusses recent state legislation, an 11th hour addition to the state budget bill, which prevents local governments from requiring insurance by utilities where potential catastrophic oil spills may happen.
Have you heard about the upcoming People’s Climate March? Where will it take place? Who will be participating? How can you get involved? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!