Line 5 shutdown will have little to no impact on Michiganders
LANSING – The National Wildlife Federation released the following statement today regarding the MI Propane Security Plan.
“The MI Propane Security Plan ensures Michigan has reliable and affordable energy supplies while also aiding with the transition to more efficient and renewable options,” said Beth Wallace, Great Lakes freshwater campaigns manager for the National Wildlife Federation. “Despite what Enbridge Energy says, we are once again seeing there is a real plan from the, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel for when Line 5 shuts down. Michiganders will be safe and secure once Line 5 shuts down.”
The MI Propane Security Plan was put in motion when Governor Gretchen Whitmer established the U.P. Energy Task Force in 2019, with this report released in 2020. Enbridge has spent incredible amounts of money falsely claiming the governor has no plan and a shut-down of Line 5 will devastate Michigan.
“Moving beyond Line 5 can’t happen soon enough as this pipeline approaches 70-years-old,” Wallace said. “If Line 5 were to rupture, sending millions of gallons of oil throughout the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, our fresh drinking water, critical wildlife habitat and our way of life would be decimated. Today’s plan shows that the Governor and Attorney General have done the work to prepare the state for Line 5’s inevitable shutdown, and NWF thanks these courageous state leaders for standing up for Michigan’s interests in the face of unrelenting corporate propaganda from Enbridge and their enablers.”
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