Join Us May 26 in Mackinaw City at 2 p.m. to Send A Message to Michigan’s Leaders!
Two oil pipelines -- older than the Mackinac Bridge -- threaten the Great Lakes at the Straits. As 1,700 business, community, and political leaders gather for the annual Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Michigan's Petroleum Pipeline Task Force will soon announce their recommendations on one of the state's greatest environmental issues.
A pipeline disaster at the Straits has been cited as the “worst place possible” for an oil spill. When another Enbridge pipeline ruptured in 2010, it spilled about 1 million gallons of tar sands crude into the Kalamazoo River. It was the largest land-based oil spill in U.S. history, and is still being cleaned up. Enbridge’s Line 5 through the Straits of Mackinac is 15 years older than its pipeline that gushed oil into the Kalamazoo River.
Who could imagine we would allow pipelines to be installed here today?
We must insist on bold steps to protect our Great Lakes.
YOU have the opportunity to pipe up to shut down Line 5. Join us as we gather for this Great Lakes Call to Action!
Details to follow on the program and other activities.