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Sep 07

MI CATS Flotilla!

Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) flotilla confronts Enbridge destruction site undercutting the Grand River

Members and friends of the MI CATS took to the Grand River in an organized flotilla to protest the injustice and harm caused by the spill and expansion of Enbridge’s pipeline 6B

Jackson County, Mich. — MI CATS took to the water in a flotilla to confront Enbridge at one of their destruction sites which undercuts the Grand River. Protesters carried signs and chanted slogans “Kalamazoo Hates Tar Sands Too” to remind the public of the destruction caused by Enbridge’s spill in 2010 which is far from clean, over three years later. They held the space on the water for a moment of silence in remembrance of 6B’s failure in 2010 and to be conscious of the climate catastrophes and ecological disasters that  will continue because of tar sands infrastructure expansion.

Upon exiting the water, the protesters returned to a nearby picnic site where they were joined by members of the community, fellow activists, students, and community organizations to take part in a BBQ and listen to an expert panel of speakers including an indigenous elder and a spill victim turned activist.  The speakers highlighted the injustices experienced because of the spill and the spiritual and physical detriment that the destruction of the earth  has on us all.

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