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Protestors Voice Concerns Today at "Oil & Water Don't Mix" Rally

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Many gathered in Mackinac County today to protest an oil pipeline and voice their concerns about protecting the Great Lakes.

The protestors are concerned about an oil pipeline that stretches across the Straits of Mackinac.

Organizers were surprised at the number of people who showed up to the "Oil & Water Don't Mix" rally.

Beth Wallace with the National Wildlife Federation says, "Unfortunately there's a huge oil pipeline just West of the bridge that is transporting a rather large amount of crude from the tar sands which is an issue because it is a huge climate change."

Beth also mentioned that the pipelines themselves are 60-years-old.

The pipeline is operated by Enbridge, which also operates the line that ruptured and polluted the Kalamazoo River.

Enbridge tells 9&10 News that they believe the pipelines are safe and regularly monitored.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard was at the rally and has more details on the concerns.