BIA is a member of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. They recently sent the following information on participating in the Line 5 permitting process (including a handbook on pipeline permitting in Michigan). Here’s their release:
Pipeline Permitting Resources Available
Enbridge Energy has submitted multiple applications for their proposed Line 5 Tunnel Project in the Straits of Mackinac. You have the opportunity to comment on all of the applications and we can help! We have resources available that will assist you in making effective public comments that will shape the future of Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac.
The handbook Pipeline Permitting in Michigan formation about permitting for pipeline projects in Michigan, and explains how citizens can effectively participate in the public processes. It explains what lawTip of the Mitt Watershed COuncil
The guidebook, Pipeline Permitting in Michigan: Involving Citizens in the Decision-making Process, is available here.The guidebook is designed to help you navigate the permitting process. It provides basic information about permitting for pipeline projects in Michigan, and explains how citizens can effectively participate in the public processes. It explains what laws govern pipeline projects in our state, what public engagement opportunities exist, and how to use the public process to help protect water resources and public health and safety.
The guidebook is available for download on our website, or hard copies are available by contacting our office at 231-347-1181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on how you can help protect our water resources through participation in various permitting processes can be accessed at www.watershedcouncil.org/pipeline-permitting.html.
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