You can help by sending a letter to the editor of your local paper. Here's how.
The letters sections of newspapers and magazines are prime forums for getting your message to a broad audience. Letters to the editor in local and regional papers are read by local activists, government officials, legislators, and many community members.
President Biden can revoke the presidential permit allowing the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline to operate.
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Our elected officials should act with urgency to prevent a catastrophic oil spill and protect the Great Lakes and our state’s interests, including local businesses, the “Pure Michigan” economy, commercial shipping, a vital fishery, and the drinking water supply for local communities including St. Ignace and Mackinac Island.
The 70-year-old Line 5 crude oil pipeline in the Mackinac Straits is past its life expectancy. What's more, a best-case cleanup would recover only 30 percent of the oil spilled. The proposed tunnel is still years away from the start of construction, and may never be built.
Bottom line: Oil pipelines simply don’t belong in the Great Lakes. It’s time to Shut Down Line 5!
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