This international panel brings together diverse voices to address the concerns on both sides of the border related to Line 5, as well as a potential diplomatic resolution as both countries commit to green-energy strategies.
The Great Line 5 Debate
March 10, 2021
Virtual Event (free)
Program & Registration
Line 5 is a pipeline system carrying both oil and propane from Canada across Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas to Sarnia, Ontario. The pipeline crosses the Straits of Mackinac, leading to concerns about a potential oil spill from the 65-year-old pipeline. Shutting down the pipeline could have significant economic and environmental impacts in Canada and parts of the United States.
- Rebecca Malouin, MSU Canadian Studies Center
- Robert Richardson, Department of Community Sustainability, MSU
- Grant Gunn, Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
- Doug Bessette, Department of Community Sustainability, MSU
- Joe Comartin, Consul General of Canada in Detroit
- Earl Provost, Ontario Agent-General in Chicago
- Martine Herbert, Quebec Delegate in Chicago
- Eric Freedman, School of Journalism, MSU
This event is sponsored by: MSU Canadian Studies Center, International Business Center, Institute for Public Policy & Social Research, Visiting International Professional Program, and the Canada-United States Business Association.
The event will be held virtually via Zoom. Preregistration is required.