Enviros and Menominee tribe fight to keep Back Forty Mine at bay

Rebecca Alegria, Aquria Sisk and Frank Alegria at water celebration on Stephenson Island, Wisc.
Rebecca Alegria, Aquria Sisk and Frank Alegria at water celebration on Stephenson Island, Wisc. July 16 | Laina G. Stebbins

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By Laina Stebbins -July 20, 2021

For years, Indigenous and environmental groups have been standing up against Calgary-based Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, arguing a rupture could harm the area’s freshwater and ecosystem. And about 200 miles west across Lake Michigan, in the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula, a similar story is unfolding.

On Friday, nearly 300 activists and tribal citizens gathered on small Stephenson Island in Wisconsin — a stone’s throw from the bridge separating it from Michigan — in a joint effort to protect the river that encircles it….

MA 17 Protect Our Rivers "No Mine No Pipelines" reads their banner with pictures of fish on it

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