Protecting the Great Lakes

On July 25, 2010, Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline ruptured, spilling over 1 million gallons of heavy crude oil into the Kalamazoo River.

The spill lasted over 17 hours because Enbridge failed to investigate when their alarms went off. Oil continued to spill until a local utility worker notified authorities.

It was the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history, and we are still recovering from the devastation it caused. 

As cleanup continues, we are faced with an even greater threat, located in one of the most ecologically sensitive places in the world…

The 65-year-old Enbridge Line 5 pipeline runs through the Straits of Mackinac – posing an imminent threat to our Great Lakes.
If Line 5 were to rupture, the damage would be catastrophic. The Straits’ currents are powerful and erratic, making it impossible to contain a spill.

Studies show that a spill could contaminate over 150 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and would devastate our ecosystems, drinking water, and economy.

As your next state representative, I will work to shut down  Line 5, so the Straits of Mackinac don’t suffer the same fate as the Kalamazoo River.

The Great Lakes are an invaluable resource that must be protected. Help us shut down Line 5 today before it’s too late!