ACTION ALERT – Protest Line 5 July 30

Enbridge's Line 5 crosses the Straits of Mackinaw along the lake bottom.

Enbridge’s Line 5 crosses the Straits of Mackinaw along the lake bottom.

Lansing, Mich. — On Thursday, July 30 Michigan organizations and concerned citizens will converge at the State Capitol building in Lansing to deliver a strong message to Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette – Shut Down Line 5!

Enbridge's Line 4 spilled near Regina, Canada on Dec 19th of last year.

Enbridge’s Line 4 spilled near Regina, Canada on Dec 19th of last year.

The event comes on the heels of the five-year anniversary of the Kalamazoo River oil spill as well as recommendations from the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force regarding a 62-year-old oil and gas pipeline owned by Enbridge that runs under the Straits of Mackinac, known as Line 5. According to a University of Michigan Study, the Straits are the “worst possible place” in the Great Lakes for a spill. Sadly, the task force recommendations for the pipeline running underneath the Straits include no real solutions to protect Michiganders from a leak that would devastate Michigan’s economy, public health and environment.

Participants will be rallying at the State Capitol on the west lawn before delivering a letter from over 160 Michigan businesses and organizations to Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette.

The Enbridge spill into the Kalamazoo River, the largest oil spill on land in US history, lasted 17 hours before Enbridge finally relieved pumping pressure.

Enbridge’s Line 6b spill into the Kalamazoo River, the largest oil spill on land in US history, lasted 17 hours before Enbridge finally relieved pumping pressure.

See this projected Contaminant Release Scenario from the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan:
Then watch this video of the Citizen volunteer effort to clean up the oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean that had washed up on Refugio Beach, CA to understand what we will face if Line 5 ruptures at the straits.

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Volunteer At Wheatland!

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The CACC Kitchen

We’re always looking for people who are interested in joining the volunteer corps to help with our kitchen at the Wheatland Music Festival.

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Volunteers at this event initially buy a festival ticket from CACC for $65, then receive $50 back after working a six hour shift. In the end, you get three days of music, fun and camping for $15 !

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Come join the fun!


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Proceeds from the kitchen work to fund CACC throughout the year, and support our primary mission objective: to provide Citizens with environmental education, information and connections that lead to action.

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***Communications ALERT***

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UPDATE: The @caccmi.org email server is working again. For now. Please continue to be advised of these alternative contacts for CACC communications. The emailcacc@gmail.com address will be checked for incoming mail indefinitely. Feel free to write to that address.

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We are having some technical difficulties with the caccmi.org email system. If you are trying to contact CACC, please do so using the following means:

1. email to emailcacc@gmail.com

2. If you are a facebook user, please join the CACC fb groups.
There is a general communications platform group
and a group specifically for Wheatland volunteers.
(Wheatland volunteers are encouraged to join both groups)

3. telephone 989.544.3318
The office is generally open during business hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Please continue to try various ____@caccmi.org addresses. They will hopefully work again soon, and seem to be working intermittently.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and hope we’ll all still be able to reach each other sufficiently through these alternative means. Stand by for further updates.

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