Stand up for affordable, reliable energy in Michigan
Line 5 has been a vital piece of energy infrastructure since 1953. Who uses Line 5? If you live in Michigan, you do.
Line 5 is not just important to Michigan, but to the entire U.S. Midwest and beyond—and it has operated safely and reliably at the Straits of Mackinac for more than 65 years.
Line 5 delivers the light oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) that heat homes and businesses, fuel vehicles and power industry. It supplies more than half of the propane used in Michigan, where more than 300,000 families rely on propane for home heating.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's attempt to shut down the operation of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline is a clear violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution.
It's another attempt by the State of Michigan to interfere with the operation of this critical infrastructure by assuming authority it does not possess.
Shutting down Line 5, even temporarily, would have an immediate and severe effect on the economies of Michigan, Ohio, Ontario and elsewhere. It would threaten thousands of jobs, terminate a vital source of home heating fuel, and jeopardize commerce in the region (the light oil currently moved on Line 5 is refined into gas, diesel and jet fuel supplying Michigan's airports).
Let people know that you support the continued safe operation of Line 5, and Enbridge’s Great Lakes Tunnel project. Here are 10 ways you can take action:
Contact Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger, either via email at EichingerD@michigan.gov or phone at 517-284-6367.
Contact House of Representatives Speaker-Elect Jason Wentworth via email at JasonWentworth@house.mi.gov or phone at 517-373-8962, and thank him for supporting Enbridge and the Great Lakes Tunnel project.
Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional newspaper, showing your support for the continued operation of Line 5 while the Great Lakes Tunnel is built.
Talk to peers, business associates and others about the benefits of energy infrastructure in Michigan.