For years, local residents and water protectors have opposed Line 5, Enbridge’s tar sands oil pipeline stretching from Sarnia, Ontario to Superior, Wisconsin and running through the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan.
An oil spill would threaten the Great Lakes and dozens of waterways.
“We don’t want that pipeline in our community anymore, and we have the right to reject that pipeline,” says Aurora Conley, a land and water protector and member of the Bad River Band.
Today, she and local environmental activist Marc Rosenthal join Thursday host Allen Ruff to discuss their opposition to Line 5 and an upcoming event hosted by Communities United by Water in Ashland, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 25.
Aurora Conley is community advocate, member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and co-chair of the Anishinaabe Environmental Protection Alliance.
Marc Rosenthal is longtime social justice and environmental activist and member of the Madison-based People’s Green New Deal.
Cover photo: Speaker talking about stopping the Line 3 oil pipeline in St. Paul Minnesota, May 19, 2018 by Fibonacci Blue, shared under CC BY 2.0