Enbridge Line 5 – the heavy crude pipe that runs through the Straits of Mackinac under the Mackinac Bridge is 62 years old. After the disaster that happened in the Kalamazoo River with Line 6B in 2010, the people of Michigan want Governor Snyder and Lansing to know that it’s time to remove the pipeline from under the Straits before it’s too late.
Keeping the potential disaster fresh in people’s minds through outreach and media has made the problem of Enbridge Line 5 a major issue in the state. Attorney General Bill Schuette paid lip service to people’s concerns and promised to do something, but that something hasn’t really been explained, or happened yet.
It’s up to the people to keep the pressure on our elected officials until they remove the pipeline from the straits. That’s why on September 6th and 7th, 2015, protests will take place at the Mackinac Bridge to demonstrate that the citizens of Michigan’s voices must be heard and Line 5 removed from under the bridge before a catastrophe happens, just as it did in the Kalamazoo River. On September 6th, a “Pipe Out Paddle Protest” flotilla will take place in the morning. On September 7th, groups of protesters will participate in the annual bridge walk across the Mackinac Bridge.
Calling for all lovers of the Great Lakes, we are calling for the SHUT DOWN of Enbridge Line 5 OIL PIPELINE Under The Straits of Mackinac!
Line 5 is a 62 year old pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac. It carries light crude oil and natural gas and is owned by the same irresponsible company, Enbridge, which allowed the Kalamazoo River oil spill to occur.
Both days will be lots of fun.
Kayakers and bridge walkers wanting to participate in one or both protests can register here. Details and schedules for both day are included.