Dear Editor: Trump's announcement that he will try to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines should be a wake-up call for all who are fighting lung cancer, asthma, and global warming. Burning fossil fuels puts particulates into the air that kill tens of thousands of Americans yearly. It also increases the greenhouse effect, trapping heat and creating the freaky weather that kills with floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts.
You can help fight back against the Enbridge pipeline invasion of Wisconsin by attending the "Pipeline Fighters Fundraising Extravaganza" on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Wilmar Center, 953 Jenifer St., Madison.
There will be an Art Build from 10 a.m, to 6 p.m., and an evening of activities starting at 5 that includes a singalong, dinner, musical and theatrical performances, a silent auction, a dance concert with Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars, and more! Check our Facebook page for more info.
Funds will go to legal and other costs of fighting Enbridge's proposed Line 66, which would bring toxic tar sands, the dirtiest fossil fuel on earth, through Dane County from Alberta to Midwest refineries.
In 2010 Marshall, Michigan, suffered devastating losses when an Enbridge tar sands pipeline ruptured, so the Dane County town of Marshall has reason to worry.
350 Madison has spent thousands on legal efforts to protect taxpayers by insisting that Enbridge buy extra spill insurance. We need your help to raise funds to continue this work. Please attend, and have a great time while promoting a just transition to a 100 percent renewable energy economy!
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