“Let’s be careful on July 4th, with all the flag-waving,” says Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. There could be plenty of reasons to put away the flags on this Independence Day, from a slippery slope to fascism, curtailed rights to privacy, the US Supreme Court’s failure to address voter suppression and […]
In 2010, an Enbridge pipeline spilled one million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River, a tributary of Lake Michigan. Dane County wants Enbridge to carry extra insurance in case of a similar disaster with the pipeline here; Enbridge has taken to the courts to remove this requirement. For the first segment of […]
Thursday Buzz host Tony Castañeda speaks with James Botsford. In 2016, Botsford was sued by Enbridge’s subsidiary, North Dakota Pipeline Co., when he refused to sell the company his land in the Baaken oilfields of western North Dakota. To learn more about Kelo v. New London, the 2005 Supreme Court case that extended the reach of […]
The six were released on bail yesterday in Douglas County, near Superior, as they protested pipeline construction from Canada based energy giant, Enbridge. They’re part of groups camping out near construction of a new pipeline. That line would replace the aging “Line 3” pipeline, which starts in Northwest Wisconsin and runs through Minnesota and into Canada. […]
Lovers of music and the environment are in for a treat this weekend — environmental organization Honor the Earth is bringing the fifth annual “Love Water Not Oil” tour to Madison to benefit renewable energy efforts on Sunday. Madison will also be the jumping off point for a group of Native Americans who are riding […]
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.