Enbridge Energy ignoring revocation of state easement effective May 12

Mackinaw City, MI/Toronto, Ont. – A diverse group of tribal community and business leaders, local officials and allied groups on Thursday, May 13, will discuss Enbridge Energy’s illegal operation of Line 5. Enbridge Energy is defying an order by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to shut down the dangerous and aging pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

WHAT: Zoom Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday May 13, 2021, 1 p.m. EDT

WHO: Michelle Woodhouse, Water Program Manager, Environmental Defence Whitney Gravelle, President of Bay Mills Indian Community
Anneke Myers, member of the Mackinac Island City Council
Rich Bergmann, owner of Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company and member of the Great Lakes Business Network
Duke Peltier, Chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory in Manitoulin Island
Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth
Beth Wallace, Great Lakes Campaigns Manager for the National Wildlife Federation

WHERE: RSVP to Stephanie Cepak at scepak@byrumfisk.com for the Zoom link

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.


For more information or to register for the press conference please contact: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, scepak@byrumfisk.com

To arrange an interview with Environmental Defence please contact: Allen Braude, Senior Communications Manager, abraude@environmentaldefence.ca