Line 5 Pipeline Postcard Party

  • Fountain Street Church 24 Fountain Street Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States

The US Forest Service is accepting comments regarding the permiting of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline through an 11.5 mile section of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. 

Line 5 could potentially cease operations and be decomissioned if the permit allowing an easement through Chequamegon-Nicolet is not renewed. 

This event is in support of a wider coordinated effort led by Ashland Action Network. 

AAN informed us the decision will ultimately be made by Kathleen Atkinson in Millwaukee, but Jonathan McNeill is compiling comment letters at Chequamegon-Nicolet. We will address postcards to Kathleen, but mail them to Jonathan. 

We will have postcards ready, along with information available for you to use in your comments. We'll handle all the postage. You won't even need to bring a pen! All you need to bring is your voice and a willingness to use it.  

Please consider stopping by just to fill out a postcard, even if you can't stay for the whole event. If you're not able to join us, but would still like to send a postcard, please check out Ashland Action Network for talking points and addresses: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407597735919350/ 

A map of the affected area is available here: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/99334_FSPLT3_3908081.pdf

More info: 

- USFS Public Comment Announcement: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44889

- USFS Enbridge Scoping Letter: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/99334_FSPLT3_3908925.pdf

- USFS Map of Line 5 through the Cheq-Nicolet National Forest: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/99334_FSPLT3_3908081.pdf

- Oil & Water Don't Mix info on Line 5 Straits of Mackinaw crossing: http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/problem

- Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansions (over 150 First Nations & tribes have signed on as well as many communities): http://www.treatyalliance.org/

- Map of Enbridge pipelines through Wisconsin: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1Xq54OXJlp6akuobnKlcqqQ1e85w&hl=en_US&ll=46.518758232614026%2C-90.84825694099874&z=11

Special thanks to Ashland Action Network for putting this comment opportunity on everyone's radar, and compling some of the above information!