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Walk the Line Pipeline Walk (May 12 Hammond IN)

  • Purdue Northwest 2440 173rd Street Hammond, IN, 46323 United States (map)

n May 12, 2018, we will “Walk the Line” of the tar sands pipeline as they pass through Hammond and East Chicago on their way to the BP refinery. Tar sands oil from Canada is the dirtiest form of oi there is, and it passes near our schools, homes, waterways, and nature preserves. The tar sands pipeline has already spilled twic, 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 wate to the residents of East Chicago who have been most affected by the lead crisi.

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 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 and click on the tab “Donate”.

3. Learn more about the tar sands pipelin, the East Chicago lead crisi, and the “Walk the Line” pipeline wal, by visiting

If you have questions, you can email us at