A compelling new documentary was released today that scrutinizes the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac. It is a must-watch for anyone concerned about keeping oil out of the Great Lakes.
Motherboard correspondent Spencer Chumbley went to Michigan to investigate the two degrading oil pipelines, and the research is alarming. If just one of the pipelines ruptured, it would result in a spill of 1.5 million gallons of oil. University of Michigan research scientist Dave Schwab says, “I can’t imagine another place in the Great Lakes where it’d be more devastating to have an oil spill.”
At more than 64 years old, this pipeline is way past its expiration date.
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If this is your first time hearing about the problem, find out more about this threat and what you can do today to prevent a disastrous oil spill in the Great Lakes.
Since this documentary was released, two state studies about Line 5 have been started and are almost complete. But we cannot wait years for a resolution - we're out of time. Take the Pledge for the Great Lakes to be kept in the loop about how you can make your voice heard during July 2017 after the state releases their Line 5 risk and alternatives studies.
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Our deepest gratitude goes to Spencer Chumbley and Motherboard for creating and sharing this fantastic documentary. Find out more about the documentary at Motherboard.
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