Make a public comment to MDEQ: Enbridge Line 5 should be permanently decommissioned
Every day, nearly 23 million gallons of oil flow through two aging pipelines in the heart of the Great Lakes, just west of the Mackinac Bridge. Built in 1953, the two 20-inch-in-diameter “Line 5” pipelines owned by Canadian company Enbridge, Inc., lie exposed in the water at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. On December 5, Enbridge was caused to temporarily shut down the Line 5 for safety reasons due to 3 foot waves in the Straits. Yet there are no safe conditions for oil in 20% of the world’s fresh surface waters. Wednesday night, residents from SE Michigan testified in Taylor Michigan, urging MDEQ to permanently shutdown Line 5 and permanently remove oil from the Lakes, at any risk. See testimony in Idle No More’s Facebook Page.
Please visit Oil and Water Don’t Mix to submit comments if you cannot attend. [
Next week’s hearings are:
Tuesday, December 12, 6-9pm