Reports & Media Releases

For Immediate Release: Gov. Snyder’s “Line 5” Oil Tunnel Increases Risk of Great Lakes Oil Spill

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                 October 3, 2018 Jim Olson, President, Legal Advisor                                                           Email: Jim@FLOWforWater.org FLOW (For Love of Water), Traverse City, MI           … Read more »

Michigan Groundwater Emergency

Jim Olson, President, Legal Advisor Dave Dempsey, Senior Policy Advisor Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director FLOW (For Love of Water) Office: (231) 944-1568, Cell: (570) 872-4956 Email: Jim@FLOWforWater.org Email: Dave@FLOWforWater.org Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Web: www.FLOWforWater.org Michigan Groundwater Emergency FLOW Report Calls for Major Policy Reforms to Protect The Drinking Water Source for 45% of Michiganders Traverse City,… Read more »

Public Water, Public Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2018 Jim Olson, President, Legal Advisor Dave Dempsey, Senior Policy Advisor Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director FLOW (For Love of Water) Office: (231) 944-1568, Cell: (570) 872-4956   Email: Jim@FLOWforWater.org Email: Dave@FLOWforWater.org Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Web: www.FLOWforWater.org “Public Water, Public Justice” FLOW Releases Model Legislation to Protect Michigan’s Public Waters and the… Read more »

State-Commissioned Line 5 Risk Analysis Underlines Urgency of Shutdown, FLOW Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      August 21, 2018 Even the significantly understated economic impacts of a spill from Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac in a state-commissioned analysis reveal a fiscal and human price tag too high for the people of Michigan, FLOW (For Love of Water) said in comments submitted to Lansing officials before Sunday’s… Read more »

FLOW Says Army Corps Must Conduct Full Environmental Review of Line 5

Enbridge’s latest in a long series of requests for government approval of a change in design that elevates a large portion of Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac must trigger a full environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a Great Lakes law and policy center said today in formal comments… Read more »

Latest Enbridge Reports Underscore Line 5’s Vulnerability to 400 Michigan Waterways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           June 29, 2018 Contact:  Liz Kirkwood                                                                      Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Executive Director                                                                                           Office: (231) 944-1568 FLOW (For Love of Water)                                                                               Cell: (570) 872-4956 Latest Enbridge Reports Underscore Line 5’s Vulnerability to 400 Michigan Waterways and Ongoing Unacceptable Risk to the Straits TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Enbridge… Read more »

Media Release: Proposed “Line 5” Tunnel Under the Mackinac Straits Ignores Looming Disaster

Protecting the Common Waters of the Great Lakes Basin Through Public Trust Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Liz Kirkwood, Executive Director FLOW (For Love of Water) Office: (231) 944-1568 Cell: (570) 872-4956     Friday, June 15, 2018 Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Web:  www.FLOWforWater.org Proposed “Line 5” Oil Pipeline Tunnel Under the Mackinac Straits Ignores Looming Disaster, Locks… Read more »

FLOW Demands State Reject Latest Enbridge Ploy

In comments submitted to state officials Friday, FLOW is urging state regulators to deny a bid by Enbridge Energy to install 48 new anchor supports on dangerous Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac while evading scrutiny of alternatives that would protect the environment. Enbridge’s latest request, if approved, would bring the number of anchor… Read more »