As the May 12 date for shutting down Line 5 approaches there is more focus on the impact of Canada’s dissent. Please contact your state and federal representatives and senators and remind them that one more day of Line 5 is one day too many. Our waters are our most precious resource. Don’t let their safety be undermined by political wrangling. Shut down line 5 on May 12
Severe eposidic weather events cause huge changes in currents in the Straits of Mackinac that exceed the original design parameters for Line 5. So far, the State of Michigan and U.S. federal agencies are refusing to assess these critical weather events on their risk for causing a failure of the now elevated Line 5 pipeline under the Straits.
The shear arrogance of big oil is appalling! Maximizing profits is Enbridge's ONLY objective. Their $ million campaign to spread fear about the consequences of shutting down Line 5 is based on a host of misstatements. They have the capacity to reroute crude oil without major supply distruptions, but only want to maintain the dangerous shortcut through Michigan to keep profits flowing.
The epitome of corporate greed and gigantic threat to our pristine waters!
Headline question is not answered! Governor has constitutional aithority to administer state contracts and protect the public trust. Easement permitting pipeline to use the state lakebed has been revoked and enbridge is thus a trespasser on state land. Enbridge does not have a court order allowing it to occupy state land after may 12. Just cut the power to the ignace pumping station and the threat to the great lakes is ended.
Love all the false outrage, where were you when they built it, or ran it without incident for almost 60 years? Only now that they want to actually modernize it for safety do you come out of the woodwork, do you hate jobs and infrastructure that badly? So easily led by the nose by promises of free stuff and but the environment...if it is a problem only now and it wasn't then, you are on the wrong side or a fly by nighter.
Michigan has an inalienable right to protect its waters from pollution for the enjoyment of generations to come. The 1953 Easement was between the State of Michigan and the predecessor of Enbridge. This is a contract that can be cancelled for failure on the part of Enbridge to meet its original specifications. ALL LEGAL CHALLENGES TO CANCELLING THE EASEMENT BELONG IN STATE COURTS!
With just 36 days left until Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order for Canadian oil company Enbridge to shut down its controversial Line 5 pipeline goes into effect, the question of which court will preside...