Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline runs along the bottom of Lake Michigan, through the Straits of Mackinac. It is 64 years old now—14 years beyond its original lifespan—and its protective coating has decayed far below their legally required standards.
Endangered birds like the piping plover—which nests on the shores of Lake Michigan near where Line 5 run—are among the wildlife most at risk if a spill happens. But make no mistake—a spill would be devastating to the Great Lakes, threatening countless wildlife and the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
The fastest way to end the threat to people and wildlife alike from this pipeline is for Michigan’s Governor, Rick Snyder, to withdraw permission for Enbridge to operate Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. There are some locations that should be off limits to oil pipelines.
Please add your name — call on Governor Snyder to deny Enbridge permission to operate Line 5 in the Great Lakes today. Some places are too critical and should be off limits to oil pipelines.