Beneath The Surface documentary from Detroit Public TV released

A recent analysis shows more than 5 million jobs are directly connected to the five Great Lakes, generating 62 billion dollars in wages. More than 40 million people get their drinking water from the Great Lakes.

In this new half-hour documentary, Detroit Public TV’s Great Lakes Bureau examines the controversy surrounding the Line 5 pipeline built by Enbridge Inc., a pipeline that was constructed and placed on the lakebed between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsula more than a half century ago. It operates under the water near the Mackinac Bridge in a spot that’s considered one of the most scenic areas of the Great Lakes and is known for its strong currents between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.