NWF Tells Fox News – Enbridge Pipeline Could Cause Terrible Spill

from Wildlife Promise

When NASDAQ seemed to connect a temporary drop in shares of tar sands pipeline company Enbidge to a new report from NWF, it got the attention of Fox Business News’ Melissa Francis, whose program has an emphasis on energy issues. 

NWF’s report, written by Jeff Alexander and co-authored by our own Beth Wallace, says the company’s plans for the aging line put at risk the drinking water supply for millions of Americans, while also putting at risk wildlife and the vital tourism economy supported by the Great Lakes.

Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, the pipeline in question, known as Line 5, moves more than 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas fluids pumped every day. The 60 year old pipe is run by the Canadian pipeline giant that caused the worst inland tar sands oil disaster in U.S. history.   (It’s competitor is TransCanada, which is proposing to build the dangerous and controversial Keystone XL pipeline.)

Beth makes a strong case for protecting the Great Lakes from another tar sands threat.  Watch for yourself. The video is HERE.

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