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The drinking water for 40 million people is unnecessarily at risk due to an out-of-date oil pipeline running through the open waters of the Great Lakes.
Rather than use the State of Michigan's legal authority to shut it down and truly protect the Great Lakes, in his final months of office Governor Rick Snyder is cutting a one-sided deal that keeps oil in the Great Lakes for decades to come. The benefits are overwhelmingly in favor of Enbridge the Canadian oil company and Michigan residents are done shouldering the risk.
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Director: Adam Wells
Editor: Sam Hedlund
Executive Producer: Andy Cochrane
Associate Producer: Sarah Lewis
Camera, Assistant Editor: August White
Aerial DP (ice footage): Tom Gunnels
Title Graphics: Famous Charm
Animation: Lunar North
Sound Engineer: William Lake Springstead
B-Roll Footage: Great Lakes Bad Lines
Dive Footage: National Wildlife Federation and Dr. Ed Timm
"Before the Spill" is a self-funded independent film with no political affiliation or paid sponsorships. It was made by concerned citizens seeking to speak to their fellow citizens about Michigan and the Great Lakes region at large.
Special thanks to the organizations who helped bring this project to life, including but not limited to:
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa gtbindians.org
National Wildlife Federation nwf.org/great-lakes
Great Lakes Business Network glbusinessnetwork.com
Great Lakes Bad Lines