Stop Enbridge’s Line 5

The Line 5 Pipeline threatens Tribal land, Treaty Rights in the ceded territory, the Great Lakes, and the climate. The pipeline, which is long past its lifespan, is currently pumping tar sands oil under expired permits. Despite the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s request that Enbridge remove Line 5 and not put a pipeline in the Bad River watershed, Enbridge has moved forward with their reroute just south of the reservation. This expansion is within the watershed, and the risk to the treasured ecosystem remains.

Concerned organizations are working together to stop this awful proposal.  See below for a list of resources.  If you want to help stop this dangerous proposal, take action here.

Enbridge could start construction any time, even though they don’t have their permits. If you notice something happening, please let us know here.



Resources

First Nations of the Great Lakes Region

Line 5 Issues – Additional Resources

Additional Environmental Resources

Take Action

  • Sign a petition that asks decision-makers like Governor Evers to decommission Line 5. Add your name and a personal message if you like below! The petition reads:

The Line 5 Pipeline threatens Tribal land, Treaty Rights in the ceded territory, the Great Lakes, and the climate. The pipeline, which is long past its lifespan, is currently pumping tar sands oil under expired permits. Despite the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s request that Enbridge remove Line 5 and not put a pipeline in the Bad River watershed, Enbridge has moved forward with their reroute just south of the reservation. This expansion is within the watershed, and the risk to the treasured ecosystem remains.

If a rupture were to occur on the current or proposed Line 5, it could be devastating. All of the waterways in the area flow into Lake Superior and are critical for the water-rich area, especially with the importance of the wild rice in the area. The local economy, which relies on tourism, would also be impacted by a spill.

Additionally, as clearly articulated in Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change report, we need to be moving away from fossil fuel infrastructure, not investing in new infrastructure. Please work to ensure that the Line 5 pipeline is decommissioned and removed, not expanded.

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