LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline has run through the Straits of Mackinac since 1953, and transports millions of gallons of crude oil and natural gas from Wisconsin to Ontario daily.
Advocates say it’s a matter of time until the aging pipeline causes an environmental disaster. Michigan Clean Water Action is hosting a day of education and action Saturday, advocating for the shutdown of Line 5.
The event is at Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. It’s free and open to all.
“We’ll gather to learn the history and dangers of the Line 5 oil pipeline, current status of the movement to shut it down, and actions we can all take to help make its decommissioning a political priority,” Clean Water Action said in a news release.
Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center is at 5153 Marsh Road in Okemos.