Dear friend and climate advocate,

In a matter of days, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) will be voting on whether to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) capacity-doubling expansion project to move forward. We support the broad coalition of environmental allies (including SOIL, Sierra Club, NRDC, Rising Tide, and others) who have been working tirelessly to defeat this expansion.  Join them and us this week in demanding that the ICC vote NO on the DAPL expansion proposal:


Tomorrow (Wed, June 17):
Digital Action (Tweet) to Stop DAPL Double, sponsored by Rising Tide Chicago
Tweet at the Illinois Commerce Commission - Twitter handle @ILCommerceComm:
Tell them to vote NO on the DAPL expansion.

(Feel free to post anytime, but if you can, set yourself a reminder to post during Twitter's peak hours of 12PM-2PM for maximum visibility.)

All week:
Submit a public comment directly to the Illinois Commerce Commission:

Tell them to vote NO on the DAPL expansion.

And be sure to post your opposition on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Need some details for posting?  See below.

The 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which extends from North Dakota to southern Illinois, was built over the opposition of tens of thousands of Indigenous Water Protectors.  A federal judge ruled its construction was illegal. It leaked five times during its first six months in operation.

Now, communities along the pipeline route are under threat once again as Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind DAPL, seeks to double the amount of oil running through the pipeline from its current operating capacity of 570,000 barrels per day to 1.1 million barrels per day (one of the biggest pipeline capacities in the whole country!)

So far, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa officials have given the doubling proposal their thumbs-up, leaving only one state, Illinois, as the last line of defense for defeating the proposal.

Make your voice heard this week to stop this dangerous, dirty expansion proposal and safeguard our communities, our climate, our air, and our water.

Thank you for your support.

Team 350 Chicago

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