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Bypassing, and Now Restoring, the Rule of Law on Line 5

After last year’s election, newly chosen leaders and the old guard with a few weeks left in Lansing rushed in opposite directions. The Snyder administration and legislators intensified their unprecedented, legally questionable attacks on water, the environment, and public health during a lame-duck feeding frenzy. The new guard, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana… Read more »

FLOW Supports Gov. Whitmer’s Request for a ‘Line 5’ Opinion from Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                         January 2, 2019 Jim Olson, Founder and President                                                             Email: FLOW (For Love of Water), Traverse City, MI       … Read more »

Snyder Administration Knowingly Violates State Law, Constitution in Race to Seal ‘Line 5’ Oil Tunnel Deals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                         December 18, 2018 Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director                                                               Email: FLOW (For Love of Water), Traverse City, MI       … Read more »

Line 5, Lame Duck Legislature Threaten Michigan’s Waters and Way of Life

With four days remaining until the Michigan Legislature is scheduled to adjourn and 14 days until the inauguration of a new governor, environmental rollbacks still threaten Michigan’s waters and values.  To help FLOW and many allied groups fight back, please read the bill summaries below, and – for greater detail – click on the links… Read more »

Departing Governor and Lame Duck Legislature Speed toward 99-Year Oil Tunnel Scheme, Leaving Mackinac Straits at Risk from Line 5 Pipelines FLOW Executive Director Liz Kirkwood testifying Dec. 11, 2018, at the Michigan House of Representatives Government Operations Committee. FLOW Deputy Director Kelly Thayer testifying Dec. 11, 2018, at the Michigan House of Representatives Government Operations Committee. In coordinated fashion, the Michigan’s lame-duck legislature on Tuesday and governor today opened the flood gates to a 99-year… Read more »

Line 5 – a Long-Term Asset? Not a Chance in this Century

Photo credit: Nancy May By Liz Kirkwood and Skip Pruss Substitute Bill SB 1197 continues to be riddled with faulty assumptions and logic that favor and bend towards Enbridge’s private corporate shareholder interests. Most glaring of all is the audacious and misguided underlying assertion that we humans will continue to rely on a fossil fuel… Read more »

Gridlock on the Great Lakes: ‘Line 5’ Oil Spill Threatens a $45 Billion Blow to Shipping, Steel Production, and Jobs

Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge standing guard over the Straits of Mackinac, where Enbridge’s decaying Line 5 oil pipelines snake across the bottom and threaten the region’s shipping-based economy and jobs.  Photo: Nancy May Line 5 Economic Report – Shipping Impacts A Line 5 oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac could trigger a domino effect of… Read more »