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Canadian Profits, Michigan Risk

Line 5 threatens Michigan's economy and environment, brings little in return.

This white paper documents that the vast North American oil pipeline network has more than sufficient capacity to ensure that Michigan and Midwest refineries could operate with no economic disruption without Line 5. It also identifies viable solutions that should be implemented to secure necessary propane to Upper Peninsula residents, as well as to transport northern Lower Peninsula oil to southeastern markets.

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This report was prepared by OWDM steering committee member, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities in their continuing work to protect the Mackinac Straits and the Great Lakes from oil spills.

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