…the number of days since Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette declared on July 14 that the “days are numbered” for Enbridge’s aging Line 5 oil pipelines lying in the open waters of the Mackinac Straits.
And counting and counting: Although the attorney general says the pipelines’ days are numbered, “it could be a huge number." - Brad Wurfel, spokesperson for the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, on August 6.
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"And the days are numbered on the pipeline, let's face it. The days are numbered, the clock's ticking, because we wouldn't build that pipeline today underneath the Great Lakes. How many tomorrows will it face, well it will be in limited duration. So the clock's ticking, the days are numbered. But now we need to bring in the technical expertise to figure out how do we supply the energy needs so people have propane in the winter to be warm... Maybe it means a different pipeline or expanding existing pipelines that go around the Great Lakes instead of under the Great Lakes." - Attorney General Schutte
Meanwhile, Enbridge has pushed more than a half-billion more gallons of oil through the Great Lakes, using the Mackinac Straits as a high-risk shortcut to move oil from one part of Canada to another.
Please take a moment to email Attorney General Bill Schuette and Governor Snyder to protect the Great Lakes by shutting down Enbridge Line 5!