Today Democratic presidential candidate and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a statement calling for decommissioning the Line 5 oil pipeline, saying Line 5 and the proposed oil tunnel to replace it are “a clear and present threat to the health of the Great Lakes and to our climate.”
Kate Madigan, director of the Michigan Climate Action Network responded.
“Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement shows that governors from other states and presidential candidates understand the importance of shutting down Line 5 and not replacing it with a tunnel.
"Protecting the Great Lakes from an oil spill and addressing the climate crisis must be top priorities of our state and our nation. Building an oil tunnel to replace Line 5 is an outdated solution that does not take seriously the mounting scientific warnings and the worsening climate impacts that we are now experiencing.
Line 5 and the proposed oil tunnel to replace it are “a clear and present threat to the health of the Great Lakes and to our climate.”
"Instead of considering an oil tunnel deal with Enbridge, Governor Whitmer and Michigan lawmakers should instead be investing in clean energy solutions that will move us rapidly off fossil fuels and bring the rapidly growing clean energy economy to Michigan.”