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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]