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February 9th, 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, Michigan 48909 House of Representatives P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, Michigan 48909 Michigan State Senate P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, Michigan 48909 Dear Governor Snyder, As members of the Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN), which formed around the common goal of protecting the Great Lakes and the blue economy that depends on the health of ou ...[Read More]

Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board Votes to Commission Academic Panel to Complete Line 5 Risk Analysis

Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, youngedyked@nwf.org, 734.757.0408 Lansing, MI – Michigan’s Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) voted unanimously today to recommend that the State of Michigan contract a team of academic experts to complete a risk analysis study on Enbridge’s 64-year-old Line 5 pipeline, which runs through the Straits of Mackinac. The state terminated the r ...[Read More]

Labor Day and Line 5: Business owners say an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac would devastate tourism industry

Labor Day and Line 5: Business owners say an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac would devastate tourism industry

Contact: Beth Wallace, Great Lakes Business Network, glbnconnect@gmail.com, 734-476-3586 (August 31, 2017) — It’s no secret that summer holiday weekends are great for tourist businesses.  As evidence continues to accumulate showing the risks of the pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac, it is also one of the busiest Michigan tourism weekends of the year. Concerned business leaders remind Line ...[Read More]

Great Lakes Business Network Members to State: Line 5 draft alternatives analysis prioritizes Enbridge’s interests over Michigan businesses and jobs.

Contact: Beth Wallace, Great Lakes Business Network Coordinator, glbnconnect@gmail.com, 734.476.3586  Great Lakes Business Network Members to State: Line 5 draft alternatives analysis prioritizes Enbridge’s interests over Michigan businesses and jobs.   (August 4, 2017) – The Great Lakes Business Network submitted formal comments today sharply criticizing the Dynamic Risk alternatives analysi ...[Read More]

Great Lakes Business Network Sign-on Comments for Dynamic Risk Alternatives Analysis

Dear Directors Brader and Grether, Attorney General Schuette and members of the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board:   In January 2017, the Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN) formed around a common goal of protecting the Great Lakes and the blue economy that depends on the health of our freshwater. The Network quickly took the position that Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac poses too gre ...[Read More]

Community Sustainability with Great Lakes Business Network

author: Market Technologies Inc Market Technologies Inc is committed to improving the environment we live in by developing sustainable technology solutions for our clients. We’re also committed to sustainability efforts in our local community and are excited to announce a new partnership with Great Lakes Business Network. About Great Lakes Business Network Great Lakes Business Network is comprised ...[Read More]

The Crude Facts – Line 5

Author: Werkman Outfitters We are proud to be associated with Patagonia, Bell’s Brewery, Brewery Vivant, and many other great businesses, in the Great Lakes Business Network in our efforts to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinaw.  Line 5 is owned by Enbridge and is beyond its useful life.  If a spill were to occur in the Straits, it would have a negative effect on the environment and the lo ...[Read More]