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Jul 10

MI CATS Respond To AG Schuette’s ‘Attack’ Claim

Statements made by Attorney General (AG) Schuette’s spokeswoman Bitely stating that Earth First! and MICATS were trying to “break down” the AG’s residence door and “attacking” the home are not true. It is obvious that these statements were made to deliberately mislead the public in an attempt to make the Attorney General look like the …

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Jul 08

Demonstration at Home of Michigan Attorney General Due to Lack of Action on Enbridge Line 5

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Midland, MI – Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 1:30pm – Over 60 demonstrators arrived at the home of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette earlier this afternoon to demand that Schuette take immediate action to shut down the Enbridge oil pipeline Line 5. Demonstrators from Earth First! hung a massive banner between two trees in Schuette’s front …

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Apr 29

Release: State’s Response on Enbridge Line 5 Violations Woefully Inadequate

Groups demand immediate, meaningful legal action on company’s easement violations April 29, 2016 — the meek response by Michigan’s top leaders to clear violations of Enbridge Energy Partners’ easement agreement with the state deepens concerns about a lack of leadership in protecting the Straits of Mackinac from a catastrophic oil spill, Great Lakes advocates said …

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Apr 22

Earth First! Rendezvous in the Great Lakes Basin this Summer!


Members of MICATS have joined forces with our friends in Fen Valley Earth First! to help organize the 2016 Earth First! Round River Rendezvous. The Rendezvous (rondy) is going to be held June 29th-July 7th in the Manistee National Forest. For more info, read the message from the Rondy Organizing Crew below! Earth First! Fen …

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Apr 18

Dear MI DEQ, Don’t Let Enbridge Off the Hook

The MI DEQ is planning on approving a Non Further Action for the 2010 Kalamazoo River Spill. They are accepting public comment. So we put together a statement of opposition.   Dear Chris Lantinga and the DEQ, We write with fierce opposition to the transportation and refinement of all tar sands and fossil fuels throughout …

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Apr 17

This Week: Canadian Tribal Leader Tour to Spotlight Cost of Tar Sands Oil For Michigan, Sarnia

Western Canada’s Oil Flows to the Straits of Mackinac, Detroit, Battle Creek and Ontario Impacting Public Health, Environment During a tour next week through Sarnia, southwest Detroit, Battle Creek and Grand Rapids, Beaver Lake Cree Nation tribal leader Crystal Lameman will travel to Michigan and Ontario, joining other speakers in shining a spotlight on how …

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Apr 05

MICATS Announces “Bike the Line”, Community Organizing Effort to Shut Down Line 5

We’re excited to announce our summer community organizing effort to help mobilize folks to #ShutDownLine5! We’re organizing a bike trip along the entire route of the Line 5 pipeline, a 750-mile stretch running from Marysville, Michigan to Superior, Wisconsin. It’s broken into two parts, with the Part 1 in the second half of May going …

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Mar 29

Spring Fundraiser

MI CATS Bring R&O to the MI Supreme Court! & More!
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Happy Spring! While it may appear that we have been cats living in hibernation, we have been slowly and steadily chipping away to stop the transportation and refinement of tar sands in the Great Lakes region. A lot of our time has been put towards legal battles. We’re appealing the MI CATS 3’s Resisting & …

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Feb 03

Legal Update

Lisa and Vicci in Mason, MI at Vicci's probation violation hearing.

Hello kitties. Yesterday was a busy day. Dylan and Vicci both had court dates for probation violation for failure to pay restitution. Chris has received a notice for a coming violation hearing.  Here are the updates: Dylan, who along with Duncan stopped construction on the expansion of Enbridge Line 6B 7n 2014, was released from …

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Aug 12

Vice Documentary Oil & Water Exposes “The Keystone XL of the Midwest”

New documentary investigates WASHINGTON – The world’s largest crude oil transporter has a secret buried deep in the Great Lakes: two unsupported, aging pipelines that transport 23 million gallons of crude oil every day through the largest freshwater system on earth. In a new VICE Motherboard documentary released Tuesday, filmmaker Spencer Chumbley travels to Michigan …

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