Reports & Media Releases

FLOW Cites New Evidence of Enbridge Operating Illegally, Calls for Orderly Shutdown of ‘Line 5’ Oil Pipelines in Straits of Mackinac

FLOW today called on the State of Michigan to increase and strictly enforce the requirement for comprehensive oil spill insurance and terminate the 1953 easement that conditionally allows Line 5 to occupy the Straits of Mackinac, triggering the orderly shut down of the dual oil pipelines as soon as practicable after securing alternative sources for residential propane.

The Multifaceted Benefits of Regulation for the Economy and Environment

This article is excerpted from the third of four policy briefs by former FLOW board chair, and former director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Skip Pruss, that make the economic case for government’s role in protecting the environment.

Mike Vickery chairs, Lisa Wyatt Knowlton joins FLOW Board

Mike Vickery recently became Chair of the Board of Directors at FLOW (For Love of Water), the nonprofit Great Lakes law and policy center based in Traverse City. Vickery is an advisor on strategic environmental communication, community engagement, and organizational capacity building. He is an Emeritus professor of Communication, Public Affairs, and Environmental Studies at… Read more »

‘Line 5’ Threat to Great Lakes Won’t Be Solved By Proposed Anchor Rules

“Let’s be clear: the ‘Line 5’ oil spill threat to Great Lakes won’t be solved by emergency anchor rules that Gov. Whitmer called for today,” said Liz Kirkwood, executive director of FLOW. “The real solution to the threat of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac is to shut it down now.”

FLOW Hires Journalists Kate Bassett and Jacob Wheeler

May 2, 2019 Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director                                                                  Email:Liz@FLOWforWater.org FLOW (For LoveofWater), Traverse City, MI                                     … Read more »

FLOW’s Statement on Negotiations Between Gov. Whitmer and Enbridge on Line 5 Tunnel, Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                              April 17, 2019 Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director                                                                 Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Office: (231) 944-1568               … Read more »

FLOW Praises Governor for Action on Line 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                      March 28, 2019 Liz Kirkwood, FLOW Executive Director                                                   Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Office: (231) 944-1568, Cell: (570) 872-4956                                           Web: www.FLOWforWater.org Jim Olson, FLOW Founder and President                                                Email: olson@envlaw.com (231) 499-8831  Dave Dempsey, FLOW Senior Advisor                                                     Email: dave@FLOWforWater.org (612) 703-2720 In the wake of an opinion by Attorney General Dana Nessel invalidating a law that… Read more »

FLOW Praises Attorney General for Restoring Rule of Law on Line 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                      March 28, 2019 Liz Kirkwood, FLOW Executive Director                                                   Email:Liz@FLOWforWater.org Office: (231) 944-1568, Cell: (570) 872-4956                                           Web: www.FLOWforWater.org Jim Olson, FLOW Founder and President                                                Email:olson@envlaw.com Cell: (231) 499-8831 Dave Dempsey, FLOW Senior Advisor                                                     Email:Dave@FLOWforWater.org (612) 703-2720 FLOW supports attorney general’s process and opinion, which is binding on state agencies and rejects… Read more »