Line 5

Erik McCleary testifying at USACE hearing wearing No Line 5 Oil Tunnel shirt.

Proposed Line 5 Tunnel: Submitted Comment to The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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.

Remembering The Kalamazoo

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.

Calendar counting down to May 12th, 2021 - Deadline for Line 5 Shutdown

Line 5 Decommissioning: Next Steps

November 28, 2020

On November 13th, after 15 months of reviewing violations of Enbridge’s 1953 easement to operate Line 5, Governor Whitmer and the Department of Natural Resources revoked and terminated the 1953 easement allowing Line 5 to operate in the Straits of Mackinac. This was a huge victory, and is something that Clean Water Action and our allies have been demanding and working towards for years. We are celebrating this victory, but the fight to decommission Line 5 continues.  Here are the most relevant moving pieces and next steps.

Image via Oil & Water Don't Mix and National Wildlife Federation

Drowning a Tradition: Tourism, Economy, and Life at Risk

February 14, 2017

For 64 years, there has been crude oil flowing through the Straits of Mackinac.