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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:37 PM

 

Inslee Opposes Great Lakes Pipeline Plan

Can ANY American imagine a broken pipeline destroying the largest body of fresh water on Earth, the Great Lakes?

... the Washington state governor described Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 pipeline and the proposed replacement tunnel in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac as "a clear and present threat to the health of the Great Lakes and to our climate."

"They threaten the clean drinking water that millions depend upon," Inslee said. "And they would lock in decades of climate pollution that we can't afford. ... This dangerous pipeline must be decommissioned, the proposed oil tunnel must not be built and clean alternatives must be explored immediately."

Line 5 runs for 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario, and carries crude oil and natural gas liquids used to make propane. A more than 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) segment is divided into dual pipes that extend across the bed of the straits linking lakes Huron and Michigan.

Inslee told the AP that he thinks the pipeline should be "a major topic" in this month's debate and he called on his fellow presidential candidates to oppose the Enbridge plan.

Environmental groups praised him for attempting to draw national attention to the issue.

"Climate change is one of the greatest issues if not the greatest issue facing our nation and it needs to be talked about in more than sound bites, and Line 5 is an important part of that discussion," said Kate Madigan, director of the Michigan Climate Action Network.


https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/07/10/us/ap-us-election-2020-inslee-great-lakes-pipeline.html?fbclid=IwAR387coCrtI-FMPIa3xT0jYMJf3Z-oHOBifDa2GCwYlxhgIMUG9WAI0IESA

The second debate in Detroit must focus on our fresh water vs fossil fracking battles, and Inslee is on it.




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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:46 PM

1. K&R

 

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:09 PM

2. This Michigander

 

agrees.
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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:13 PM

3. K&R

 

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:00 PM

4. Good interview w/Don Lemon tonight on CNN.

 

Inslee is personable and smart. If he is among the final grouping of candidates as the winnowing process narrows the Democratic field, it will be because his message of climate change was able to take hold.
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Response to oasis (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:25 PM

5. Thanks for that. I'll look up the interview. I agree with you about how he lasts.

 

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Response to ancianita (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:44 PM

6. You're welcome.

 

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