Protecting The Great Lakes and Michigan's Water

Map of Michigan with red pin on the location of Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits

Ask President Biden to Support Shutting Down Line 5

Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s Governor to protect us from a catastrophic oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan’s largest grassroots environmental groups join forces to hold Lansing accountable

“It’s time to do things differently,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Legislative and Policy Director.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5

Tell your elected officials -- shut down Line 5!

We are winning the fight to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.

From We All Live Downstream

Erik McCleary testifying at USACE hearing wearing No Line 5 Oil Tunnel shirt.
September 9, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is continuing work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Great Lakes Tunnel permit. Clean Water Action opposes the proposed tunnel project, which would put the environmentally and culturally important Straits of Mackinac at serious risk to benefit a tar sands pipeline at a time of climate emergency. We are asking the USACE to thoroughly review the potential environmental impact of the proposed tunnel before making their permitting decision.

July 26, 2022

Twelve years ago yesterday, on July 25th 2010, one of the largest inland oil spills in US history began in a creek in Marshall, Michigan.

17 hours later, someone noticed.

Picture of canvassers waving with Clean Water Action masks
May 5, 2021

My name is Emily Woodcock, and on Sunday, 4/11, I had my 10 year anniversary as the Field Canvass Director in Clean Water’s Ann Arbor, MI office.  I’ve been with Clean Water since Sept. of 2004, and I’ve been field organizing since July of 2002.