Grammy Award-Winning Artist Billy Strings Donates Song to Shut Down Line 5

National Wildlife Federation’s new video features Grammy-winner’s “Watch It Fall.”

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Billy Strings has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation for its effort to shut down the Line 5 oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Strings, who is from Michigan, donated his song, “Watch it Fall” for use in the National Wildlife Federation’s new social media video, “Time’s Up for Line 5,” calling for President Biden to support Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s actions to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 after she revoked its easement to operate in the Straits of Mackinac on May 12, 2021. 

“Our Great Lakes represent 20% of the world’s freshwater and we have a foreign oil company willfully violating the law, pumping millions of gallons of oil through an aging, damaged and deteriorating pipeline”, said Beth Wallace, Great Lakes Freshwater Campaigns Manager for the National Wildlife Federation. “It’s imperative we all stand up and say that’s not okay. President Biden should join this effort and support Governor Whitmer and support state’s rights to protect land and water for their citizens. Time’s up for Line 5.”

The new social video comes in the midst of the National Wildlife Federation’s television, digital and radio ads across Michigan featuring Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, and musician Jeff Daniels.

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