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"Great Lakes, Bad Lines" follows two Grand Rapids natives on journey along Line 5

Apr 22, 2016

There's a more-than-60-year-old underwater pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac. It's called Line 5, and is operated by Enbridge, the company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. The 2010 spill resulted in the release of about a million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo river. 

A new film follows a pair of Grand Rapids natives on their "fossil fuel-free" journey along the pipeline's 500-mile route. It's called Great Lakes, Bad Lines. 

Filmmaker Paul Hendricks joins us to talk about the film. 

"We created this film to kind of tell the story of the pipeline, but moreso the people who live near who would be affected by a potential spill, highlighting the beauty along the way," Hendricks says.