The Petoskey city council took a stance Monday opposing continued oil transport beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
Photo: Matthew Gilson
Many more local governments have passed similar resolutions. See the list and find out about how you can get one of these resolutions passed in your city, village, township or county. Many resolutions were championed by every day citizens like you.
Council members expressed this wish concerning Canadian-based Enbridge's 62-year-old set of twin pipelines, known as Line 5, by passing a non-binding written resolution with a 4-0 vote. Council member Jeremy Wills was absent from the meeting.
The resolution — which drew applause from some audience members upon approval — was one for which council member John Murphy had sought consideration. In the event of an oil leak, he noted that the Little Traverse Bay area potentially could be impacted under certain wind patterns.