Keep Our Great Lakes Great

We All Want to Protect Our Environment

It’s time to stop playing politics with our energy supply.

The Whitmer administration’s attempt to revoke the valid easement agreement for Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac would create an unnecessary energy crisis at the height of a global pandemic and deepen the economic downturn.

If successful, the Governor’s action means immediate regional energy supply shortages and higher energy prices – as well as increased oil barge activity in the Great Lakes.

There is no credible alternative plan to replace the energy Line 5 provides.

Michigan residents, hospitals and businesses need a reliable, affordable supply of energy. Life without Line 5 will be challenging.

Life without Line 5 means higher propane prices and heating bills.

Michigan has the highest rate of residential propane consumption in the entire country and a shutdown would mean a propane shortage of 756,000 gallons per day and higher prices. Michigan residents, especially those with lower incomes, can’t afford higher energy prices.   

It means energy shortages for homes and businesses.

Michigan has the highest rate of residential propane consumption in the entire country and a shutdown would mean a propane shortage of 756,000 gallons per day and higher prices. Michigan residents, especially those with lower incomes, can’t afford higher energy prices.   

It also means higher emissions as the oil and gas will be moved on barges, trucks and trains.

Moving the oil and gas transported in Line 5 onto barges, trucks and trains means more emissions overall and increased probability of spills. Renewable energy, and the infrastructure to transport it to you, is not a realistic alternative to Line 5 – it will take decades to build this energy infrastructure, and oil and gas to construct it.

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