The oil industry not expanding is a necessity at this point within the ecological paradigm. Unless you don’t believe in the threats of oil spill, greenhouse gas, fracking and in that case it’s likely pointless to share opinions. There is no safeguarding the pipeline from the Great Lakes under any measure. Many of its shorelines are national parks.
If there was more ecological advocacy and justice the lakes would all be completely protected. The dependency on fossil fuel seems the most archaic aspect of all. There are 50 states and this article seems to have more to do with Canada.