Council of Canadians Windsor chapter activist Randy Emerson was in Marysville, Michigan today to support the launch of the Bike the Line campaign against the Line 5 pipeline.
The Line 5 pipeline transports up to 540,000 barrels per day of light crude oil, light synthetic crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The pipeline, built in 1953, runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet.
Murtaza Nek and Iona Feldman will be cycling the 1200 kilometre (750 mile) route of the Line 5 pipeline this summer to highlight that threat.
The Times Herald reports, "The Bike the Line protest is an attempt to marshal enough opposition to Enbridge's Line 5 to convince authorities to shut down the 63-year-old pipeline that carries light crude and natural gas produced in Canada through the United States from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia. Both men [Murtaza and Iona] are members of the sponsoring Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands. They contend the line is unsafe."