Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s Line 5 announcement
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s decision to replace the 65-year-old Line 5 pipeline with a new pipeline encased in a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.
“Replacing the dangerous Line 5 pipeline with another risky oil pipeline keeps our Great Lakes in peril of a disastrous oil spill,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of Michigan LCV. “Governor Snyder’s support of a new Great Lakes oil pipeline, an idea proposed by Enbridge Energy themselves, is simply an effort to keep oil pumping through the damaged Line 5 oil pipeline as long as possible, despite the unacceptance risk a rupture poses to our drinking water and Great Lakes way of life.”
“The good news: this November Michigan voters will elect a new governor and so far only one candidate has pledged to end the cozy relationship Enbridge has enjoyed, shut down Line 5 and keep our Great Lakes free of oil pipelines and that’s Gretchen Whitmer,” Wozniak added.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507