How activists are using art and science to address Michigan's water problems

Jannan Cornstalk is a water advocate and a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in northern Michigan. About four years ago, when she learned that the decaying Enbridge Line 5 gas pipeline runs along the lakebed beneath the Straits of Mackinac, she was outraged. She knew she had to do something.


Line 5 is just one of an array of recent headlines about various crises related to Michigan's water. Others include PFAS, lead contamination in Flint's drinking water, and Nestle paying $200 a year to the state to pump groundwater and selling it to the masses at a profit.


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