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Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac


Wednesday, November 01, 2023
12:00 p.m.– 1:15 p.m. EDT


Virtual via Zoom

LIVE WEBINAR on November 1st
Enbridge Line 5: Questions and Answers

Do you have questions about the Line 5 oil pipeline? Are you concerned about an oil spill in the Great Lakes?

On November 1, FLOW, Oil & Water Don’t Mix, and a panel of experts will hold a live webinar, and answer your questions about the condition of Line 5, current litigation, the proposed oil tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac, and more. We’ll also talk about the actions we can all taketo help get oil out of the Great Lakes and prevent an oil spill disaster.    

Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline is part of a system that transports oil from the tar sands of western Canada to refineries in Ontario, using the Great Lakes states and the Straits of Mackinac as a high-risk shortcut. Built in 1953 and designed to last 50 years, Line 5 is now 70 years old and threatens public trust and sovereign indigenous waters and lands, as well as our economy and way of life. 

The expert panel includes:

  • Riyaz Kanji, founding member and Directing Attorney of Kanji & Katzen – representing the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Christopher Clark, Supervising Senior Attorney, Earthjustice – representing Bay Mills Indian Community
  • Sean McBrearty, Campaign Coordinator, Oil & Water Don’t Mix and Legislative and Policy Director at Michigan Clean Water Action

This webinar Q&A session will be hosted by FLOW Executive Director Liz Kirkwood, and moderated by Senior Legal Advisor Skip Pruss. Questions will be taken in advance, as well as during the webinar.



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