DATE: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St., Traverse City, MI MAP – In Traverse City’s Warehouse District across from the Open space. This is a free event and open to the public (donations accepted).
WHY: To prevent a disastrous spill from the aging oil pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac, owned and operated by a company that has seen over 800 pipeline spills on their network of piplelines since 1999. Inspired by the report from National Wildlife Federation: Sunken Hazard – Aging Oil Pipelines Beneath the Straits of Mackinac an Ever-Present Threat to the Great Lakes
WHO WILL BE THERE?: We are expecting everyday citizens and many organizations to join together to protect our Great Lakes. TC350, National Wildlife Federation, Michigan Land Use Institute, Food & Water Watch, FLOW for Water and many others.
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE EVENT?: We are thrilled to welcome Beth Wallace, author of the NWF report, “Sunken Hazard: Aging oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac an ever-present threat to the Great Lakes” – she will speak to inform us of the threat to the Great Lakes. We’ll show a video about our recent July Rally, answer questions about next steps, and sign the petition to Governor Snyder asking for his support of the Lakes. Then, stay to listen to the True Falsettos at the cash bar at the very cool InsideOut Gallery.
GET THIS SONG: Written specifically about this issue by Michigan musician Dan Reynolds will be playing the song, Pipeline No. 5.