Citizens Are Taking Legal Action to Protect the Great Lakes

The Straits of Mackinac Alliance is a group of citizens who live in the shadow of a spill from Enbridge Line 5, a 65-year-old dented oil pipeline that lies exposed at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. The pipeline is a shortcut for Canadian oil that carries millions of gallons each day through the heart of the Great Lakes. The State of Michigan is allowing Enbridge to put band-aids on the pipeline instead of using their legal authority and duty to shut it down.

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We Need Your Support of This Effort

Citizens of the Straits of Mackinac Alliance are challenging the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ’s) recent decision to allow Enbridge to install more screw anchors on Line 5 without doing a full review of the risks and alternatives.

This is our first legal action, and the first necessary step in getting Michigan to change course, do what is right, and shut down Line 5.

Funding is needed for attorney fees and expert witness fees to contest the MDEQ’s decision. Enbridge has virtually unlimited resources. We greatly appreciate your support!

Donations to the Straits of Mackinac Alliance are tax-deductible. A nonprofit is acting as our fiscal sponsor while we work to set up our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can donate online here or mail a check.

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Straits of Mackinac Alliance
7749 Cordwood Shores Dr.
Cheboygan, MI 49721