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Federal Line 5 Hearing

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Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT


Milliken Auditorium
1410 College Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States


Eric Keller


Gary PetersU.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) will convene a field hearing titled “Pipeline Safety in the Great Lakes: Incident Prevention and Response Efforts at the Straits of Mackinac.” Senator Peters a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and serves as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security.

This event features top-level federal administrators. Despite the focus on spill prevention and clean-up, a large public turnout will be important to demonstrate the public concern for the dangerous Line 5 oil pipeline. Please RSVP below.

The hearing will focus on enhancing federal oil spill prevention efforts, preparedness and response capability in the event of an oil pipeline break in the Straits of Mackinac. Line 5, the 65-year-old pipeline crossing the Straits of Mackinac, has been the subject of multiple safety concerns, including damage from anchor strikes.

Two panels are scheduled:

Panel I - Administrators

  • The Honorable Howard “Skip” Elliot, Administrator, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Ninth District Commander, United States Coast Guard
  • Mr. Scott Lundgren, Emergency Response Division Chief, Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Panel II - Stakeholders

  • David Bryson, Senior VP Operations, Liquid Pipelines, Enbridge Inc.
  • Michael Shriberg, Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center
  • David Murk, Manager of Pipelines, Midstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
  • Chris Hennessy, Business Development Representative, Michigan Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET)
  • Larry Bell, Founder and Owner, Bell's Brewery

Learn more about this event at Senator Peters' Website.

Please RSVP below and help spread the word about this hearing. Let's fill up the 400-seat auditorium.

UPDATE: the email said this would last all day, but it's actually only two hours.

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