Response to Attorney General Nessel's Legal in Defense of the Straits of Mackinaw
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Language by Shannon Donley
The announcement made Thursday June 27th is the “shot heard ‘round the
world” as we move closer to decommissioning the credible threat of a Line 5
rupture in the Straits of Mackinaw.
News of Attorney General Nessel’s actions is confirmation of her dedication to
the protection of our water, the adjacent waterways and the Straits of
Mackinaw themselves. Although many have wondered when Line 5 would be
shut down as promised throughout campaign season, the answer is in Ms.
Nessel’s own words,
“ I wanted to give Governor Whitmer time to reach an agreement which
would get the pipelines out of the Straits in an expedited basis.”
This process turned a political promise into tangible action and became
testimony to her integrity and strength on behalf of us all.
This is only the beginning. The wheels of the judicial system move slowly.
Enbridge Energy has very deep pockets and their oil is still moving through the
ticking time bomb dual pipeline under the water. We are putting our faith in
hoping that part of what was filed included a “Cease and Desist” motion to
prevent any spill or leak that could happen as the case moves forward.
We stand with Governor Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel and will
continue to support them in their roles of Environmental Leaders as
they stand for the water and the life it sustains in Michigan.