HB 4297 and the Nesbitt energy plan is a step in the wrong direction, instead of a step toward making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.
Take action today to shut down the Line 5 pipelines and protect the Great Lakes from a potential pipeline disaste.
Line 5 carries nearly 23 million gallons of oil through a pair of 62 year old oil pipelines running along the bottom of the Mackinac Straits and threaten the Great Lakes, surrounding communities and Michigan’s economy. The pipelines are owned by Enbridge, Inc., the Canadian company responsible for the spill of 1 million gallons of heavy tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River watershed in 2010.