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Line 5 poses risk to our water, tourism economy

As the state mulls a proposal to build a tunnel for Line 5, the pipeline is still an everyday risk to our precious Great Lakes and the state’s tourism economy that depends on it. As the owner of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak, Lake Michigan is so unbelievably important to our business, our local economy and our freshwater way of life. Lake Michigan’s beauty can be admired while kayaking, swimming, ...[Read More]

Line 5 is a ticking time bomb

By: Noah Marshall-Rashid, Co-owner, American Spoon Allowing Line 5 to continue operating under the Straits of Mackinac puts our state closer and closer to a potential economic and environmental catastrophe. As a business owner, I am acutely aware of the misinformation Enbridge has repeated as it seeks to keep Line 5 operational and create a new tunnel underwater. They say gas prices will spike wit ...[Read More]

Line 5 poses threat to Great Lakes drinking water

At Brewery Vivant & Broad Leaf Local Beer, we depend on clean drinking water to brew our beer. The cities of Grand Rapids and Kentwood, where my breweries are located, get its water from Lake Michigan which is currently at risk due to the instability of the Line 5 pipeline. Lake Michigan is our only source of drinking water. Should Line 5 leak or rupture, the lake is at risk of serious contami ...[Read More]

Great Lakes Business Network applauds Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s climate executive order

Press Release: Michigan Business Leaders to Gov. Whitmer: Ohio is “outpacing us” on fight against algal blooms in Lake Erie

Business Leaders to Gov. Whitmer: It’s Time for Action on Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms

Boating, sport fishing and other outdoor activities on or near the Great Lakes have long been key drivers of Michigan’s economy and cornerstones of our way of life. That’s never been more true than during the summer of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of our precious Great Lakes, as people across the region have turned to outdoor recreation as a way to weather the crisis ...[Read More]

Great Lakes Business Leaders Request Action to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms

MPSC must reject risky Line 5 tunnel proposal

Tell Governor Whitmer to Protect Lake Erie from Harmful Algal Blooms

Governor Whitmer,  Thank you for committing to protect the Great Lakes, and Lake Erie in particular, from harmful algal blooms. Your commitment to reducing nutrient pollution into Lake Erie by 40% by 2025, and working in collaboration with other Great Lakes states to do so, is a step towards mitigating the threat that nutrient pollution poses to drinking water, outdoor recreation and the regi ...[Read More]

Business leaders urge Gov. Whitmer to ditch risky Line 5 tunnel plan