Line 5. We all know the 63 year old oil pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinaw. (Well, most of us. More and more each day.)
We all know how this line is operated by Enbridge, the same company that let nearly one million gallons of oil spill into the Kalamazoo River. We all want Line 5 shut down. This is the summer we turn up the heat; beginning March 13th at noon.
Show up and demand or support a decision for the immediate shut down of line 5! The rally will begin at noon, the meeting begins at 1:30.
WEAR BLUE!!! – Wear blue clothing in support of a healthy Great Lakes Basin!
The meeting will be held at 7109 West Saginaw Highway Lansing, Mi in the Lake Michigan Room.
Previous agendas and meeting minutes can be found here
A facebook event has been created by Fen Valley Earth First!, and can be found here
Oil And Water Don’t Mix have also put out a public call-out
Want to speak during the meeting? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the public comment session. Check out FLOW‘s new fact sheet for some ideas. Even if you can’t or don’t want to speak during the meeting, showing up and holding a sign outside will help, and let’s pack the meeting hall with people dressed in blue as a show of solidarity for clean water!
Thanks to models from the Graham Sustainability Institute at University of Michigan, we know what a Line 5 spill would look like. Devastating. Watch below: