Enbridge, the company responsible for the pipeline that burst in 2010 causing nearly 1,000,000 gallons of tar sands crude to flow into the Kalamazoo River, has vowed to continue operations in defiance of Whitmer's order.
If you, like us, believe that corporations have no business risking our Great Lakes and our last shot at a livable climate for the sake of making a buck, I hope you'll find a way to plug in to this week's outdoor and socially-distanced events in Detroit, Lansing and Mackinaw City!
Wednesday, May 12:
- All-day event led by Great Lakes Water Protectors, Mackinaw City
- 6-7:30pm Shut Down Line 5 Solidarity Rally, Detroit
Thursday, May 13:
- 10am-1pm Evict Enbridge event, Lansing
- All-day activities including the delivery of an eviction notice to Enbridge, indigenous ceremonies and songs, music + speakers, Mackinaw City
Big thanks to MI Climate Action Network for compiling and sharing all these links earlier today!
This past Monday the rally at the state capitol, organized by the Poor People's Campaign, focused on the deep connection between environmental degradation and its disproportionate harm to those living in poverty. The rally was meant to be a prophetic cry for change, for a turning away from unjust policies and practices that contradict God’s clear intent that we humans cherish the Earth and the most vulnerable members of the human family.Read more