Reports & Media Releases

For Immediate Release: Gov. Snyder’s “Line 5” Oil Tunnel Increases Risk of Great Lakes Oil Spill

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                 October 3, 2018 Jim Olson, President, Legal Advisor                                                           Email: Jim@FLOWforWater.org FLOW (For Love of Water), Traverse City, MI           … Read more »

Michigan Groundwater Emergency

Jim Olson, President, Legal Advisor Dave Dempsey, Senior Policy AdvisorLiz Kirkwood, Executive DirectorFLOW (For Love of Water)Office: (231) 944-1568, Cell: (570) 872-4956 Email: Jim@FLOWforWater.orgEmail: Dave@FLOWforWater.orgEmail: Liz@FLOWforWater.orgWeb: www.FLOWforWater.org Michigan Groundwater Emergency FLOW Report Calls for Major Policy Reforms to ProtectThe Drinking Water Source for 45% of Michiganders Traverse City, Michigan – Michigan’s groundwater resources are in… Read more »

Public Water, Public Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2018 Jim Olson, President, Legal AdvisorDave Dempsey, Senior Policy AdvisorLiz Kirkwood, Executive DirectorFLOW (For Love of Water)Office: (231) 944-1568, Cell: (570) 872-4956   Email: Jim@FLOWforWater.orgEmail: Dave@FLOWforWater.orgEmail: Liz@FLOWforWater.orgWeb: www.FLOWforWater.org “Public Water, Public Justice” FLOW Releases Model Legislation to Protect Michigan’s Public Waters and the Rights of the People Who Depend on… Read more »

State-Commissioned Line 5 Risk Analysis Underlines Urgency of Shutdown, FLOW Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      August 21, 2018 Even the significantly understated economic impacts of a spill from Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac in a state-commissioned analysis reveal a fiscal and human price tag too high for the people of Michigan, FLOW (For Love of Water) said in comments submitted to Lansing officials before Sunday’s… Read more »

FLOW Says Army Corps Must Conduct Full Environmental Review of Line 5

Enbridge’s latest in a long series of requests for government approval of a change in design that elevates a large portion of Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac must trigger a full environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a Great Lakes law and policy center said today in formal comments… Read more »

Latest Enbridge Reports Underscore Line 5’s Vulnerability to 400 Michigan Waterways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           June 29, 2018 Contact:  Liz Kirkwood                                                                      Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.org Executive Director                                                                                           Office: (231) 944-1568 FLOW (For Love of Water)                                                                               Cell: (570) 872-4956 Latest Enbridge Reports Underscore Line 5’s Vulnerability to 400 Michigan Waterways and Ongoing Unacceptable Risk to the Straits TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Enbridge… Read more »

Media Release: Proposed “Line 5” Tunnel Under the Mackinac Straits Ignores Looming Disaster

Protecting the Common Waters of the Great Lakes BasinThrough Public Trust Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELiz Kirkwood, Executive DirectorFLOW (For Love of Water)Office: (231) 944-1568Cell: (570) 872-4956     Friday, June 15, 2018Email: Liz@FLOWforWater.orgWeb:  www.FLOWforWater.org Proposed “Line 5” Oil Pipeline Tunnel Under the Mackinac Straits Ignores Looming Disaster, Locks in Decades of Risk Enbridge’s Snyder-commissioned tunnel… Read more »

FLOW Demands State Reject Latest Enbridge Ploy

In comments submitted to state officials Friday, FLOW is urging state regulators to deny a bid by Enbridge Energy to install 48 new anchor supports on dangerous Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac while evading scrutiny of alternatives that would protect the environment. Enbridge’s latest request, if approved, would bring the number of anchor… Read more »

FLOW Challenges Wisconsin’s Approval of Lake Michigan Water Diversion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO MEDIA: May 4, 2018   Dave Dempsey, Senior Advisor                                                               Phone: 231-944-1568 FLOW (For Love of Water)                                                       Email: dave@flowforwater.org Jim Olson, Founder… Read more »