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Presentation of the Risk Analysis

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Monday, August 13, 2018
6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. EDT


Boyne Highlands Resort
600 Highland Dr
Blue/Green Room
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
United States


Tiffany Brown, DEQ

Oil Spill Effect Line 5 Great Lakes

This is a presentation of the Independent Risk Analysis for the Straits Pipelines Report via a multi-organizational initiative led by Michigan Technological University for the State of Michigan.

This assessment serves to complement the Alternatives Analysis for the Straits Pipeline commissioned by the State in 2017. The original intent was that this independent risk analysis would be completed at the same time; however, the first attempt at such an assessment was halted in June 2017 by the State of Michigan. The State subsequently identified Michigan Tech as a potential project lead for a multi-institution team to take over the risk analysis.

We need your voice to be raised during the public comment period about the unacceptable risk Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette continue to put our state in by refusing to decommission this dangerous and outdated pipeline.

Not sure what to say? Here are a few pointers from the Oil and Water Don’t Mix team. Feel free to use them while making your comment!

  • Even this lowball estimate for a worst-case Line 5 oil spill provides plenty of evidence that the state ought to decommission Line 5. $2 billion in damages and the destruction of the Great Lakes eco-system is simply not something we can afford.
  • This assessment proves that Enbridge does not have anywhere near enough insurance to cover the cost of a Line 5 spill. When Line 5 ruptures, Enbridge will likely go bankrupt, leaving Michigan taxpayers holding the bag.
  • With the Great Lakes eco-system and billions of dollars at risk, Michigan authorities must act now to decommission Line 5 before it is too late. No replacement options should even be considered until this pipeline is shut down.
  • Recent studies have shown that we don’t need Line 5. This study shows that we obviously can’t afford a Line 5 spill. The time has come for Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette to shut down this pipeline before the worst-case scenario becomes the reality.

Please keep in mind that the Blue/Green room is in the Boyne Highlands convention center (follow signs).

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