Oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinaw. Photo courtesy of https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/

Disaster lurks beneath frigid waters of the World’s Largest Surface Area Lake

In June, 2020, Mackinaw City, Michigan, a judge ordered the Canadian energy firm to shut down operation of its pipeline that crosses the 3.5 mile Straits of Mackinac. The pipeline, built in 1953, courses 23 million gallons a day of synthetic crude, natural gas liquids, sweet crude, and light sour crude oil. Located at the top of the Michigan mitten, the pipe…

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Rob Moir, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute. He writes Clam Chowdah dot org blog and hosts Moir’s Environmental Dialogues iTalk radio.

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Rob Moir

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Rob Moir, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute. He writes Clam Chowdah dot org blog and hosts Moir’s Environmental Dialogues iTalk radio.

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