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Take Action: Tell Regulators to Reject Permits for Line 5 Pipeline Construction

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ABOUT LINE 5

Enbridge plans to build a new section of Line 5 in northern Wisconsin. The construction project—which would stretch for more than 40 miles and cross nearly 200 waterbodies—would allow Enbridge to continue operating the 70-year-old pipeline in the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan watersheds. An oil spill in these environmentally sensitive areas would be catastrophic. The continued operation of Line 5 would also exacerbate the environmental and public health threats associated with global climate change.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting feedback on Enbridge Energy’s plan to add 40 miles of new pipeline to Line 5 in northern Wisconsin. Send an email to the Army Corps at CEMVP-WiL5R-CDD-Comments@usace.army.mil, and tell them to reject Enbridge’s permit application. The deadline for sending an email is August 4. 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PARTICIPATE?

This is a critical opportunity to share your concerns about Line 5 with the Army Corps and the Biden Administration. The Army Corps’ analysis doesn’t properly account for how harmful oil pipeline construction would be to Wisconsin’s water, wetlands, or climate. Tell the Army Corps that it should not move forward with issuing permits for the project.

HOW CAN YOU PREPARE?

We’ve put together some resources that might be helpful as you prepare your testimony or written comments, including points to consider, sample testimony and links to additional websites.

Learn more about our Line 5 work here >>>

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