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LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement renewing its call for a Line 5 shutdown as a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee convened in Traverse City to discuss pipeline safety and emergency response in the event of a Line 5 oil spill.

“There’s one clear way to prevent an oil spill in our Great Lakes and that is for Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to shut down the aging and damaged Line 5 pipeline,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of Michigan LCV. “The Great Lakes are no place for oil pipelines, and Line 5’s deteriorating condition along with the inability to adequately respond to and remediate an oil spill in the Great Lakes are grounds to decommission this dangerous 65-year-old oil pipeline once and for all.”

Michigan LCV also submitted a letter to leadership of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee as part of their testimony at today’s hearing.

The full letter is below.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507


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