End of the Line: Shut down Line 5, Update #2

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line Five: Update #2

David Holtz, shut down line 5by David Holtz

This is the second of occasional updates on the campaign to shut down line 5 and stop the flow of oil through the Straits of Mackinac.

If you are interested in a primer on Enbridge Line 5 through the Straits the Oil & Water Don’t Mix website is a good place to begin. For those who aren’t familiar with the campaign to shut down Line 5, it’s something I’ve been working on as a Sierra Club volunteer leader for nearly two years. This update, however, is mine and doesn’t necessarily represent Sierra Club’s views.

?Pipelines Aren’t the Only Thing Hidden in the Straits

Anyone looking for political leadership in the effort to shut down Enbridge Line 5 through the Straits of Mackinac might logically start with Congressman Dan Benishek, state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, and state Rep. Lee Chatfield, all of whom represent areas directly impacted if a pipeline ruptured in the Straits of Mackinac.

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The Fracking Linkletter © – Pipeline Supplement – 9/28/2015

Pipeline Bulletin

Craig Brainard - ban fracking in Michigan - fracking, pipelines, good news.

By Craig Brainard

Oil Spill in the Great Lakes?

Danger of a pipeline spill here!
How Safe Are The Pipelines?

Two aging pipelines owned by Enbridge Energy run across the Straits of Mackinac on Lake Michigan bottomlands, transporting 23 million gallons of oil daily. A University of Michigan study called it “the worst possible place” in the Great Lakes for an oil spill.

Event Alert… A presentation by Dr. Ed Timm, PhDRead more

End of the Line

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line Five: Update #1

David Holtzby David Holtz

Mackinac Bridge in Winter

photo: MI Dept. of Transportation.

This is the first of occasional updates on the campaign to stop the flow of oil through the Straits of Mackinac.

If you are interested in a primer on Enbridge Line 5 through the Straits the Oil & Water Don’t Mix website is a good place to begin. For those who aren’t familiar with the campaign to shut down Line 5, it’s something I’ve been working on as a Sierra Club volunteer leader for nearly two years. This update, however, is mine and doesn’t necessarily represent Sierra Club’s views.

The week is ending with some major news affecting the Great Lakes and Line 5.

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The Fracking Linkletter © – Line 5 Supplement – 9/1/2015

Craig Brainard - fracking, pipelines, good news.

By Craig Brainard

Searching for Truth on Enbridge Line 5

– from Frank Zaski

Oil and water: Searching for truth on the Mackinac pipeline
27 August 2015 by Ted Roelofs, Bridge Magazine contributor
http://bridgemi.com/2015/08/oil-and-water-searching-for-truth-on-the-mackinac-pipeline/

Here is why I believe Enbridge won’t shut #5:
Enbridge is expanding their Alberta Clipper to ship more tarsands oil to the Gulf and to Sarnia. There are plans for a new tarsands refinery in Sarnia and their Canadian line #9 is set to open carrying tarsands oil to Quebec and thru Maine for export.

Articles:
Sit-In Staged At Kerry’s House To Dispute Little Known Pipeline Expansion To Be Bigger Than Keystone
Aug 26, 2015 8:00am

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