Join us this Third Thursday for this month’s Environmental Justice Film:
Two West Michigan natives Paul Hendricks and Colin McCarthy recently produced a documentary for the clothing company Patagonia on Enbridge Energy’s controversial oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. The 62-year-old Line 5, which travels from Wisconsin through Michigan and onto Canada crossing pristine rivers, wetlands and lakes along its path — not to mention the five-mile underwater section through Lake Michigan. The pipeline was only intended to last 50 years, yet Enbridge Energy, which is responsible for the largest inland oil spill in history in the Kalamazoo River near Marshall, insists there is nothing to worry about. The filmmakers of “Great Lakes, Bad Lines” want state leaders to enforce the easement and immediately shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill.
The movie is about 30 minutes, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what actions we can take on this important issue.