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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision Harms Great Lakes and Benefits Enbridge

Recently the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced they are narrowing the scope of their environmental review process for the Enbridge Line 5 oil tunnel. 

Citing its grave danger to the health and safety of the Great Lakes, Sean McBrearty, Oil and Water Don’t Mix campaign coordinator, issued the following statement:

“It’s deeply concerning that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is backtracking on completing a thorough environmental analysis of the proposed Enbridge Line 5 oil tunnel project. The Army Corps is wrongly discounting the Wisconsin reroute as connected to Enbridge’s oil tunnel project, instead only considering alternatives that deliver oil across the Straits of Mackinac. Severely limiting their scope of review to ignore climate considerations and forgo an independent analysis of the construction and planning is an attack on the Great Lakes and our quality of life. The Line 5 oil tunnel stands in the way of ongoing national and state commitments to fighting the climate crisis and building out 21st-century green infrastructure. Any action to extend the lifespan of this 70-year-old ticking time bomb is a fool’s errand. The decision from the Army Corps reaffirms our call to President Biden to revoke the presidential permit for Line 5 – we’re just one oil spill away from disaster.”

Read the USACE announcement


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  • Carol Kelly
    followed this page 2023-07-15 13:44:20 -0400

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