Tar Sands Storytelling Tour: Madison

Event Dates: 
Tar Sands Storytelling Tour: Madison
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Memorial Union
Madison, WI 
Tar sands pipelines have the potential to wreak havoc on our waterways, our communities, and our future.
  -Tar sands oil differs from traditional oil in the difficulty (possibly impossibility) of cleaning it up. 
  -The St Croix River, the Namekagon River, the Wisconsin River, the Rock River, and others crossed by pipelines are at risk.  
  -Former NASA scientist James Hansen said development of tar sands oil means 'game-over for the climate'.
  -Recent pipeline approval processes with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Line 3 Pipeline have shown how pipelines jeopardize treaty-protected resources and sacred sites, while regulators fail to include tribal governments in permitting processes.
Ten artists from around the state have come together to tell the story of tar sands in the state of Wisconsin. Their work collectively illustrates the process and threats of tar sands pipelines for Wisconsinites.
The event will be sponsored by CART, the Sierra Club, the Wisconsin Youth Network (WiYN), the Wisconsin Safe Energy Alliance and additional partners. Following opening weekend, the installation will accompany a youth coordinated “Tar Sands Campus Tour”.