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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Since this documentary was released, a year-long study addressing alternatives to Line 5 has just been delivered. Submit your official comment to the State of Michgan to call for the decommissioning of Line 5.
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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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