Decomission Line 5

Why Fight Line 5?

Enbridge pipelines that travel through the Straits of Mackinac, known as Line 5, pose the dangerous risk of a potential oil spill in our Great Lakes (Enbridge is responsible for the broken pipe that dumped 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River). For this reason, the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter is a proud supporter of the "Oil & Water Don't Mix" movement. They've compiled a great amount of information, resources, and oppurtunities to get involved in the fight against Line 5. To learn more about Line 5 please take a look at the Oil & Water Don't Mix website below.

Read About Line 5

Why Line 5 Needs to be Decommissioned 

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Watch the following videos to learn more about the dangers of Line 5.

Short Videos:

Will a Tunnel for the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Protect the Great Lakes?

This is an excellent overview of Line 5 and the reasons it must be shut down.

OWDM tunnel


Sunken Hazard

In this video from the National Wildlife Federation you'll get a glimpse into the 2013 TC350 Water & Oil Don't Mix rally. You'll also see footage from divers contracted by the NWF, showing how dangerous Line 5 truly is. 


Damaged Line 5 East and West Pipelines

Video of gashes in Line 5 from a 2018 anchor strike. Sen. Gary Peters released this video that Enbridge called "confidential".


Long Videos:

The Dirty Secret at the Bottom of the Great Lakes

This 17 minute documentary from Vice Media offers a nice introduction to the Line 5 issue and Enbrdige's problematic history. The documentary hears from both sides, and includes interviews with a University of Michigan researcher, an Enbridge official, someone who worked on the original Line 5 project, and many more.


Immiscible: The Fight Over Line 5

This documentary was created by Michigan State University students in a single semester! The doc contains a wealth of information on the fight against line 5 and plenty of interviews. You'll see how much the Great Lakes means to Michiganders from all walks of life, and how our shared love for the Great Lakes unifies us to fight this potential disaster.

About Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac

In this video presentation from "Oil & Water Don't Mix" you'll recieve information on why Line 5 is a potential risk, learn about Enbridge's shady past, view a video from the National Wildlife Federation on the line 6b Kalamazoo River oil spill, and find out how you can get involved in the fight against Line 5.


Webinar: Tunnel Explosion Risk

Enbridge is proposing to build a tunnel through the Straits of Mackinac to move oil and natural gas liquids. The tunnel is merely a delaying tactic to keep Line 5 running while the tunnel is built, which would take years, however this webinar asks the question, "Is the tunnel itself even safe?"

Get Involved in the Fight Against Line 5

Enbridge is responsible for the biggest inland oil disaster in U.S. history and it happened in Michigan.  Take action now to shut down Line 5.

These local governments & municipalities understand the risk posed by Enbridge Line 5 and have issued resolutions calling for the shutdown of the flow of oil in Line 5.

Oil & Water Don't Mix