The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan signed a resolution this month calling on Governor Snyder to shut down Enbridge’s Line Five in the Straits.
Gary Street is a church member from Cheboygan county. He helped the diocese draft the resolution. He says as more voices join in, the opposition gathers strength, ” With the faith community getting on board, along with other institutions, we really think it can, in the long run, make a difference.”
Street says it’s appropriate for the church to speak out against the pipeline, “the protection of the land, the water, the air is god-given to us and we should do everything we can to protect it.”
Street says the Eastern diocese is the second Episcopal dioceses, out of four in Michigan, to sign a resolution opposing Line Five.
In addition, more than 60 communities and eleven Native American tribal governments in the state have spoken out against Line Five.