Stories tagged: "Line 5"


How an Indigenous Leader Is Representing Michigan Tribes in Washington DC

A former Michigan tribal chairperson is now leading Indigenous affairs issues federally, from land preservation to boarding schools. But he hasn't forgotten his roots.

An aboveground section of Enbridge's Line 5 is pictured at the Mackinaw City pump station in 2016.
Michigan Doesn’t Need Line 5. So, Why is the Pipeline Driving Through Its Heart?

An oil pipeline has been driven through the heart of Michigan’s Great Lakes. Here’s why that’s dangerous, and why it’s unnecessary. 

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
A Ticking Time Bomb: How the Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Disaster Would Happen

Just six miles from Mackinac Island is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

Meet MI Leaders: From Vaccines to Contaminated Water, Sean McCann Talks Kalamazoo

Sean McCann is "Kalamaglued" to his community and is proud of its role in the Pfizer vaccine, but understands frustrations over short supply.

Detroit Edison Power Station and river Raisin at sunset, Monroe, Michigan, USA
How Biden’s Executive Orders Fighting Climate Change Impact Michigan

While Biden’s executive orders can only go so far, the case for their importance was made in Michigan, and Michigan shows their potential for future impact clearly.

Enbridge Line 5 pipeline
DNR: Enbridge’s Refusal to Shut Down Line 5 Poses a ‘Grave Threat’ To Michiganders

"Enbridge cannot unilaterally decide when laws and binding agreements apply and when they do not,” said the director of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources.

The Bay Mills Indian Community is the name given to the Anishinaabe people by Congress.
Indigenous Michiganders Led the Charge in Shutting Down Line 5

The shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5 marks a major moment in relations between the State of Michigan and the native Anishinaabe people.