In this edition of "In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member Terri Wilkerson about why the league is advocating for a complete shutdown of the major, underwater oil pipeline that travels under the Straits of Mackinac.
Lisa Barry talks with League member Terri Wilkerson about Line 5 and why the League supports complete decommissioning of this 66 year-old pipeline that takes a 645-mile shortcut through Michigan and then back to Canada with the majority of the 22,500,000 gallons of oil it carries. Terri’s research is documented on the website she created, www.RetireLine5.org.
Other links to recent info about Line 5 include:
- "Fact Check: When Line 5 Shuts Down, Detroit Jets Will Still Fly and Union Refinery Jobs Will Still Exist"
- "Mystery shrouds Great Lakes anchor amid Line 5 worries"
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