On May 12, 2018, we will “Walk the Line” of the tar sands pipelines as they pass through neighborhoods Hammond and East Chicago on its way to the BP refinery. Tar sands oil from Canada is the dirtiest form of oil there is, and it passes near our schools, homes, waterways, and nature preserves. The tar sands pipeline was already spilled twice, with disastrous consequences for people and nature.
Renewable energy is the future, and Northwest Indiana can be a leader in the green energy revolution.
This will be a fun, family-friendly event designed raised awareness about the existence of tar sands pipelines in NWI communities and to show support for a just transition to a renewable energy economy. Lunch will be provided!
We will also be bringing water to the residents of East Chicago who have been affected by the lead crisis.
Here’s what you can do to help:
1. Walk with us on May 12th! Better yet, bring a bunch of friends with you! You can register to walk at WalkTheLineNWI.com. Click on the “Tickets” tab. If you’d like to sponsor another walker, click on the Donate tab, make a donation and leave a message for the walker you want to sponsor.
2. Donate money for the purchase of water for residents of the Calumet neighborhood of East Chicago which has been most impacted by the lead crisis. Our goal is to deliver a semi-truck of water to East Chicago on May 12th. To donate, go to WalkTheLineNWI.com and click on the tab “Donate Water”.
3. Learn more about the tar sands pipeline, the East Chicago lead crisis, and the “Walk the Line” pipeline walk, by visiting WalkTheLineNWI.com.
If you have questions, you can email us at INCal350@yahoo.com.