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Keep Going Michigan: Meet the Environmental Groups Fighting for Mother Earth. Consider Joining Them Too.

Climate change has affected everything from Michigan’s air quality to the natural habitats of the indigenous animal and plant life—but Michiganders can help stop the destruction.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed more than a dozen Black leaders from across the state to the newly formed Black Leadership Advisory Council.
Here Are the Appointees to Michigan’s New Black Leadership Advisory Council

The diverse group of established leaders prove that Black Michiganders are not monolithic—and they’re ready to disrupt the status quo.

This June 2020 photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge who provided the photos to the state of Michigan, last week said an anchor support on the east leg of the pipeline, right, had shifted. A judge has shut down the pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes, granting a request from the state. The judge says Enbridge hasn't provided enough information to show that continued operation of the west leg of the twin pipeline is safe. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP)
‘Welcome News’: Michigan Seems Pumped That Gov. Whitmer May Kill the Line 5 Oil Pipeline

After decades of risking the Great Lakes, Enbridge Energy company is being held accountable for ‘repeatedly’ violating terms and conditions that keep locals safe.

Detroit resident Emma Lockridge lives near 28 facilities that produce pollutants she, and others, have to breathe in.
Detroiters Are Fighting Back Against the Pervasive Pollution in Their Neighborhood

Emma Lockridge has to go for walks outside of her community just to breathe in fresh air. That's because the smog, pollutants, and air quality around her home are so bad.

Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA - May 30, 2020: Exterior of Enbridge Inc. oil pump station at the Straits of Mackinaw. The company transports nearly two thirds of Canada's crude oil exports to the US.
The Enbridge Dilemma: Environmental Groups Aghast at $500M for Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Brighton resident Mike Wilczynski is concerned about the multi-million tunnel design plan that he says “lacks” in detail.

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Keeping a 64-year-old oil pipeline in operation by running one portion through a proposed Great Lakes tunnel would protect Michigan jobs, supporters said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, while opponents described the project as an environmental risk that would contribute to global warming. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)
The Line 5 Problem: 70 Years Old and a Ticking Time Bomb

Beth Wallace fights to protect the Great Lakes. She sees no way to respond if there was an oil spill from the Michigan pipeline carrying 540,000 barrels of crude oil each day.

A pipeline easement is about 60 feet north of Ronald Kardos' front porch.
‘I Can See the Devastation’: Michigander Living Near Infamous Oil Pipeline Is Furious

Fenton resident Ronald Kardos shows concern over the pipeline project and impact it could have in Great Lakes State.