From Northern Michigan-
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to shut down oil transport through Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac unless the state can guarantee the controversial pipeline’s safety.
In a resolution Nov. 12 signed by Bishop Rayford J. Ray, the influential diocese, which represents Upper Peninsula, the church said protecting the integrity of creation and sustaining life guarantees the right of every human to safe, clean water. The resolution cited the threat of severe damage and loss from a Line 5 pipeline rupture as reasons for the governor to shut off the flow of oil through the Straits of Mackinac.