About the Petition
A proposed oil pipeline extension near the Straits of Mackinac, Michigan, could dump millions of gallons of oil in U.S. Great Lakes, which hold 95% of North America’s freshwater. If the decrepit, 60-year-old pipeline ruptures, untold damage to drinking water, beaches, and endangered wildlife would occur.
The development firm, Enbridge Energy Partners, previously spilled 843,000 gallons of oil in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River and 48,000 gallons in Minnesota. Additional safeguards are necessary before the company proceeds, and a Presidential Permit for the operation would allow increased oversight and public engagement.
Stand with the National Wildlife Federation and urge the U.S. Senate to require a Presidential Permit for the Mackinac pipeline.
Photo: Cleanup of Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo River in 2010. (Credit: Rebecca Cook/Reuters)