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On December 27, 2017, Merit Energy of Dallas, Texas, notified the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality an oil pipeline in Manistee County leaked approximately fifty barrels of oil into a wetland. Media sources are just now learning about the spill a month after the MDEQ received notification. According to the MDEQ, Merit Energy reported the […]

Earth First! held a weekend gathering in the Manistee National Forest near Free Soil over the 4th of July Weekend. They concluded that gathering by holding a protest in front of Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Midland home on the afternoon of July 6, 2016; demonstrating against the Embridge Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of […]

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Agency for Energy invite public comments on two draft documents to hire contractors to perform inspection and analysis of Enbridge line 5, the 60 year old oil pipeline that runs under the Mackinac bridge through the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge Line 5 carries over 20 million gallons […]

The Pere Marquette National Memorial will be revitalized in part from a donation made by Enbridge Energy Partners. The money will be used by the Michigan Historical Society to rebuild part of the memorial destroyed by fire in 2000. The national memorial is dedicated to the memory of Father Jacques Marquette; he founded the first […]

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 […]

The Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club filed suit in U.S. District Court in Bay City on January 15 against the U.S. Forest Service. The Lawsuit was filed to compel the federal agency to complete a much-needed inspection of Enbridge oil pipeline number 5 before issuing a permit allowing it to continue transporting oil through […]

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