All Pipelines Considered,” a discussion with Dr. Phil Bellfy of the numerous planned and existing fossil fuel pipelines in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. Bellfy is the State Chair of the Keep Our Lakes Great Ballot Committee that circulated a petition to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5, which crosses the Upper Peninsula and the Straits of Mackinac. He is also Professor Emeritus of American Indian Studies, Michigan State University, and an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa. Recently, he, and other American Indians, submitted a "Rule 19 Joinder" petition to the federal court dealing with the Enbridge v. Whitmer case over the future of Line 5. Bellfy will also talk about Enbridge’s Line 3, Keystone XL, and other controversial pipelines from an Indigenous perspective.
UPEC Livestreams: Keeping you connected with the UP environment
Our three series of livestreams, co-hosted by Board President Horst Schmidt and Vice President Evan Zimmermann, keep you up-to-date with environmental issues facing the Upper Peninsula.
“This Is It!”: The latest on important UP environmental concerns
“The Energy Show”: Current issues and future transformations in how the UP gets and uses energy
“Let’s Talk”: Building sustainable communities in the UP
You can view recordings of the livestreams anytime on the UPEC YouTube channel.