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In The Public Interest: The Local League Of Women Voters Advocates Against Line 5

Jul 15, 2019

Mackinac Bridge

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.


Terri Wilkerson from the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

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

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu