Line 5 Pipeline-
Line 5 carries oil from Superior, Wisconsin, across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, through northern Michigan, down to the thumb region and under the St. Clair River to Sarnia, Ontario. This pipeline also carries crude oil that originated in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. Along the way, the pipeline crosses through the Straits of Mackinac, multiple rivers and streams, and, in northern Michigan, goes through almost 10 miles of wetlands and runs right next to many inland lakes. This aging pipeline is currently transferring oil as you read this. There are several problems with this pipeline: The age, location, and condition of the pipeline. The tarnished safety record of Enbridge, Inc., the Canadian company that operates the pipeline. A recent increase in the volume and pressure of fluids moving through the pipeline. The pipelines location in the Straits of Mackinac cross one of the most ecologically sensitive areas in the world. The Great Lakes are home to 20 percent of the fresh surface water on the planet. The pristine Straits area supports bountiful fisheries, provides drinking water to thousands of people. This pipeline must be shut down for good before permanent damage is done.
Who’s fighting this pipeline-