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Monday, November 23, 2015
233 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Come to the State Theater to hear about the Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Two local non-profit groups are leading the campaign to shut down the flow of oil in the Great Lakes. FLOW (For Love Of Water) and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, and many other supporting organizations have been working across the state to protect our up north way of life.
This event will feature a talk by renowned Great Lakes author Jerry Dennis, who will discuss why the Great Lakes are so important to our region, our country, and our planet—and why they must be protected.
"When you consider what’s at stake—the ecological and economic health of one of the greatest natural treasures in North America—it’s a no-brainer. Line 5 has to go.” - Jerry Dennis, Great Lakes Author
Other speakers include Jim Lively, program director for Groundwork, and Jim Olson, noted environmental attorney and president of FLOW, who will discuss solutions to the risk from a legal, scientific and political standpoint, including new information documenting that the Line 5 oil is not necessary for Michigan’s economy.
“We are risking one of our greatest assets—the Great Lakes—for little in return. Our environment and economy can’t afford an oil spill in the Straits.” Jim Lively, Groundwork Center
We'll also present short videos about the Line 5 risk, as well as a question and answer period for the public to learn more about efforts to shut down the pipeline and how citizens and businesses can get involved.
This is a free event. Bring a friend or neighbor to the fabulous State Theater to learn more about this pipeline!