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Bike the Line

About “Bike the Line” This summer, we’re biking against the flow of Line 5, Enbridge‘s crude oil pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. From Marysville, MI to Superior, WI, we’ll connect with communities living along the way and help mobilize to #ShutDownLine5. Bike the Line Website Bike the Line Facebook Members of Michigan …

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Enbridge's plan to pump tar sands to the east coast.  Pictured in purple in Michigan is Line 5 (through the Great Lakes) and Line 6B (southern Michigan). Photo courtesy of DeSmogBlog.

Enbridge

In Michigan, there are two major tar sands pipelines, both run by the company Enbridge.  These pipelines are a part of a larger plan to pump tar sands to the east coast for export. Enbridge’s Line 6B is the pipeline that spilled in Kalamazoo in 2010 and has been recently expanded to double its capacity for …

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48217

The community of zipcode 48217 is surrounded by heavy industry, led by the recently expanded Marathon Oil Refinery, and including Severstal Steel, Detroit Edison Coal Plant, U.S. Steel, U.S. Gypsum, and the Detroit Wastewater Plant.  It is the most polluted zipcode in Michigan and the third most polluted zipcode in the nation.  The city of Detroit is …

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