Episode 36 of State of Water is live!
In the aftermath of last Friday’s devastating ruling from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to grant the permits for a Line 5 tunnel, we’re happy to present this interview with Bill Latka, co-founder of the Oil & Water Don’t Mix campaign.
Bill is an amazing storyteller, filmmaker, and climate change activist who has been on the front lines of the effort to shut down Line 5 for years. State of Water host Seth Bernard sat down with Bill this past weekend for an in-depth conversation on his initial reactions to the MPSC decision, what’s next as far as Shut Down Line 5 strategizing, the importance of creativity and imagination in organizing work, how the Oil & Water Don’t Mix coalition has been so effective at building a broad community of support, and how folks can get involved in this movement as this essential work continues – advocating to keep oil out of the Great Lakes and inspiring a transition to a clean energy future.
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State of Water is a program of the Michigan-based non-profit organization Title Track, and is powered by the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan. The podcast is made possible through a generous contribution from the Esperance Foundation.
Bill Latka interviewed by Seth Bernard
Produced, edited and mixed by Dan Rickabus and Chris Good
Narrators – Alex Smith, Ben Darcie, Dan Rickabus, Jenny Jones, Angela Gallegos, Rachel Marco-Havens
Graphic by Chris Good
Theme Music – Mike Savina, Seth Bernard & Dan Rickabus
Featured Music – “Homestretch” by Ecotone and “Authors (instrumental demo)” by Dan Rickabus