Oil & Water Don’t Mix: A Rally for the Great Lakes

Part of the Kalamazoo River was ruined when a million gallons of poisonous tar sands oil spilled from a poorly maintained pipeline, owned and operated by Enbridge Energy. Enbridge, the company responsible for more than 800 oil spills since 1999, has also been pumping oil through two 60-year-old pipes that run through the Straits of Mackinac. Now the company plans to increase their capacity drastically, pumping even more oil through the Straits - including the toxic and corrosive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada.

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What: Oil & Water Don't Mix: A Rally for the Great Lakes

Where: Bridge View Park, north of the Mackinac Bridge, Boulevard Drive, St. Ignace, Michigan

When: Sunday, July 14, 2013, Noon - Rain or Shine!

Who: Speakers include Bill McKibben, Beth Wallace (NWF), and others. Music by top Michigan artists Seth & May, Lake Effect, and many more!

Bring your picnic lunch and picnic blanket to connect after the event on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Find bus & rideshare info, and more information at our website: OilandWaterDontMix.com

Organized by TC350, with support from the Michigan Land Use Institute, National Wildlife Federation, FLOW for Water, Food & Water Watch, Michigan Environmental Council, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MiCATS), Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (DCATS), Ann Arbor 350, Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NEMEAC).

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Action Agreements:

  • I promise to be nonviolent and peaceful in all of my activities during the action.
  • I will be dignified in dress and demeanor – these are serious issues, and we want to be taken seriously.
  • I knowingly and freely assume all risks, even if arising from the negligence of others, and assume full responsibility for my participation in this action.