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1st Friday Focus On The Environment: The Debate On Decommissioning The Line 5 Pipeline

Dec 4, 2020

Beth Wallace, Manager of Conservation Partnerships with the Ann Arbor-based Great Lakes Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation.
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The Enbridge-owned and operated “Line 5” runs through the Straits of Mackinac.  Governor Gretchen Whitmer is taking steps to have the nearly 70-year old pipeline decommissioned.  But Enbridge is fighting the effort.  For this month's "1st Friday Focus on the Environment," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters executive director discuss this matter with Beth Wallace, who is the Manager of Conservation Partnerships with the Ann Arbor-based Great Lakes Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation.  


Michigan League of Conservation Voters executive director Lisa Wozniak
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Lisa’s career spans over two decades of environmental and conservation advocacy in the political arena.  She is a nationally- recognized expert in non-profit growth and management and a leader in Great Lakes protections.  Lisa is a three-time graduate from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelors Degree and two ensuing Masters Degrees in Social Work and Education.

Lisa serves a co-host and content partner in 89.1 WEMU's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment.'

RESOURCES:

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

National Wildlife Federation

Great Lakes Regional Center

Enbridge Line 5

"Governor Whitmer Takes Action to Shut Down the Line 5 Dual Pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac After a Reasonable Transition Period to Protect the State's Energy Needs"

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu