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  • commented 2017-03-29 17:38:27 -0400
    Hi, my name is Tanner Evans and I am a filmmaker at Michigan State University. I am currently working on a short documentary about Line 5 and would love to interview someone involved with this organization about the issue. Please feel free to email/call me whenever you can. I left my information in the boxes below. Thanks!
  • commented 2017-03-28 09:39:50 -0400
    Hello


    My Girl Scout Troop and myself wanted to say thank you for your page, http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/partners ! My troop found your resources to be so helpful while they are working very hard on earning their Go Green badges!


    The girls would like to suggest another page, as a thank you for being such a big help: http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-water-conservation/ They thought that other people (and possibly other Girl Scout Troops) would find it as helpful as they did! I was hesitant to email at first, but the girls have been asking me if I have emailed you about it yet. (haha they’re so cute!)


    Thanks again and please let me know if you include it…they would be so excited to see it up!


    Have a fantastic day,

    Tabitha
  • commented 2017-03-20 16:19:44 -0400
    At the pipeline advisory board meeting in Lansing there was a Gentleman that presented the board with an independent report of the condition of the line. i was wondering if any one knows how i can get a copy of that report?
  • commented 2017-03-15 09:13:26 -0400
    I wonder—- Who would help me and be interested in helping put together a Local Line 5 Fundraiser and community Awareness event? - My last event wasnt half as much as i had hoped, and tho i had some help which i was blessed and grateful for i needed more.. And thanks to the weather, few showed up.. none of my speakers made it, the drum didnt make it.. everything was falling through on me..

    However, with all the movements for Line 5, Id like to see about possibly doing something with that.. I have many left over items from this past auction id like to use up and more Id like to see about gathering..

    Id like to find speakers, Id like to find those who work with oil and water, and flow, and even ex army corps of engineers and dow chemicals specialsts Such as Dr Ed Timm, that live here to come and speak.. Id like to invite people i know who were involved in animal clean up for the Line 6 Spill in Kalamazoo. —

    Id like to offer a presentation of what we stand to lose, raise money for the protest – so we can make it BIGGER this year… I mean Honestly id like to shut the BRIDGE DOWN with people to make a statement… How amazing would that be?
    I want to see hundreds of people in the floatilla.. Id like to get word out now!!!!.. Thats what we Need..

    Soooooooooo Who would be interested in helping me? Do you think this would be something good to do?? Im going to need the help from my community too.. I cant do it alone!!!!!….

    THOUGHTS?? -—— IDEAS?? -—— PLEASE PRESENT THEM!!!!!!!! <3 Thank you - Kchi migwetch!!!!…
  • commented 2017-03-11 15:18:44 -0500
    I have been working diligently to make contact with 20+ groups in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula to find out what I can do and who to contact regarding line 5, line66 and Aquila Resources Back 40 Mine. Please read this through to help me help these networks send out letters. ANSWERSOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE


    I have made progress, but my current battle is stopping a " social license to operate" = get all communities, nature and fishing groups, businesses, and local organizations to write a letter to any bank or firm that is invested in these projects directly. This can also have effect to write to any municipalities encouraging them to write a formal memorandum to these entities that are investing in Enbridge and Aquila Resources and to the project leaders in these companies themselves. HIT THEM IN THE WALLET LEGALLY AND MORALLY

    I seek to find ANY COMPANY OR BANK INVESTED in these 3 projects and write a letter explaining why they is fiscally irresponsible. If we can give the impression that this will be a drawn out project, which will be a more expensive project then the companies estimated they or their investors may divest. Most investors want a rapid return on profit and if they don’t see this occurring then they will invest in another venture, which may cause the company itself to abandon its motions to threaten our waters. I need a list of any names of companies anybody knows so I can create more letters to mail to them from all the groups that I am in contact with. SO even if Michigan, DEQ , DNR, and politicians are bribed to allow permits, socially they will feel much pressure from all sides of the communities.
  • commented 2017-02-27 13:31:38 -0500
    Is there someone at your organization who would speak to a class of local student journalists? I’m the writer fellow for Front Street Writers at the Career Tech Center in Traverse City and we are researching Line 5, plan to write a special report on the issues, and would like to invite someone from OilandWaterDontMix to visit our class, explain the issues facing Michigan regarding the pipeline and answer questions.
  • commented 2017-02-17 22:14:38 -0500
    hi i love your website, i do not want to see this happen to great lakes. i love the great lakes may i share your website and talk to other people to stop it because i think we can do anything!
  • commented 2017-02-16 19:36:40 -0500
    Hi! My name is Andrew Zapfe. I am part of a group here at Central Michigan University looking to take action with Line 5! We are looking to get the word out about the potential hazards that this pipeline poses. I am originally from Northern Michigan and know how much damage a spill would cause. My group and I are trying to get as much help to get the ball rolling as fast as possible, we just wanted to see if there was anyway to get more information from you guys to help us spread the word. Thanks!
  • commented 2017-01-13 11:18:28 -0500
  • commented 2017-01-02 10:45:19 -0500
    My name is Tanner Evans and I am on my way to becoming a young filmmaker. I am a freshman at Michigan State and an outdoor enthusiast, as are my friends. My buddy Darrin and I went out the other day and skied in the morning and followed it with an early afternoon surf session. I documented the entire thing and made a quick edit of it. Here’s the link, I hope you enjoy


    https://vimeo.com/197722350

    (feel free to share)


    Also, I hope you don’t mind, but I did throw in a little message at the end of the video and in the description directing people to this website to get involved.
  • commented 2016-12-29 16:50:27 -0500
    Hello!


    I currently am living in Reno, Nevada, but by the end of January I should be driving back to my hometown of West Olive.


    Before I moved to Reno, I was working on getting a presentation and public talk set up for the Grand Haven City Mayor and City Council. I was in crunch time and I had to make my move to Reno before I could get anything finalized.


    A week or two ago, I was listening in on a phone group chat and it was all about educating on the issue of Line 5 and how we can do something about it.


    They mentioned that they have had more success in some cases in getting the County to sign a Resolution, moreso than getting individual cities and townships. Because if the County is on board, then the cities and townships are more likely to follow.


    I was wondering if you guys might have some suggestions for bringing the issue up to the Board of Commissioners in Ottawa County. I hope to be working on this as soon as I get back to Michigan.


    Thank you all!
  • commented 2016-12-22 15:52:23 -0500
    My name is Liz George – I am reaching out on behalf of Cheryl Angel, an indigenous leader from Standing Rock who will be stopping in Flint as part of her speaking tour. We are looking to have local leaders who have been fighting for clean water in Michigan speak on our panel and potentially partner with us to spread the word and help make this event a success. Would love to chat further, if this is of interest to you all!
  • commented 2016-12-13 21:13:42 -0500
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  • commented 2016-12-13 15:04:41 -0500
    Please help spread the news! A protest outside an enbridge office is happening this week. If anyone who runs your organization can make it that would be wonderful!
  • commented 2016-12-08 21:54:10 -0500
    HI wonderful people! I am inquiring on how I can acquire a sign for my yard?? I saw them up north recently and would like some for here in Kalamazoo. THANK YOU
  • commented 2016-12-06 18:04:57 -0500
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  • commented 2016-12-04 17:49:05 -0500
    Lets emulate Standing Rock! Just heard the news about the Army Corp backing down on DAPL. Since petitions and pretty please requests to MI state government are not doing it, how about a “Castle Rock” (a famous St. Ignace attraction) massive, sustained gathering to up the pressure! Isn’t a massive physical presence sometimes the only thing that makes real change? Thanks!
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  • commented 2016-10-23 20:13:32 -0400
  • commented 2016-10-22 16:14:52 -0400
    What is the politics of Line 5? What prevents the governor and politicians from taking this issue seriously?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-11 13:22:22 -0400
    This is something worth reading and trying to fix. I love living in MI- I love the great lakes. I love the way MI looks outside- the beauty of our state. Well worth trying to keep it nice.
  • commented 2016-10-11 13:20:40 -0400
  • commented 2016-09-20 08:33:04 -0400
    Good morning.

    I noted on the list of Organizations supporting that Michigan State University College Democrats – East Lansing, MI, has become a member. I don’t see any other Democratic organizations, like county groups. Do you prefer they don’t join?
  • commented 2016-09-19 13:47:48 -0400
    I work in a history museum in Rochester Hills Michigan and would like to know how I can show the film Great Lakes, Bad Lines. How do I get permission to show it – how long is it, does it cost to show it and is their a trailer I can use to advertise it?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-19 08:06:38 -0400
  • commented 2016-09-19 08:05:11 -0400
    I first found out about Pipeline#5 3 years ago and could not sleep that night after watching the NWF video. Since that day I have been emailing and calling whomever I could think of, including Enbridge Board of Directors – which included former MI Gov Blanchard, to join the chorus to get this shut down. Everyone I mentioned the pipeline to was shocked at the fact that it existed and that it was 63 years old and still moving oil. The negative reaction occurred across political lines.

    After 3 years of getting little to no response from my legislators I decided to run as a Green Party candidate for the 86th District Michigan House seat. Shutting down the pipeline has been a key issue for my campaign. As I have progressed in my run I came to realize how much power Dick & Betsy DeVos wield in the state of Michigan. Their massive support of the Republican Party gives them huge clout in Lansing since their party controls the legislature and all seats of power there. Not only do they live in my District, but the world HQ their business Amway is located in it as well.

    The oil and gas leaks that have fouled land and water in the last few weeks prompted me to conceive of an event to be held at a public boat launch 1/2 mile east of Amyway World Headquarters. I want to entreat the DeVos’ to use their considerable power to turn off the pipeline BEFORE it faces another winter. Since I believe the safety of such a huge reservoir of freshwater like Lakes Michigan and Huron should rise far above party politics and just boil down to common sense and survival, I have invited a sitting Republican State Senator who has spoken boldly about the danger and introduced a bill to shut it down, Rick Jones, and a sitting Democratic House Member, Winnie Brinks, to participate. This event is NOT about politics, it is about addressing an imminent threat to life in Michigan NOW.

    I know it is short notice, but I would love to have someone from your organization come and address the event. We would welcome ANYONE from anywhere in Michigan or the other states that would be equally harmed by a leak to attend.

    It is on Sunday October 2nd at 3:00 pm at the public boat launch on the Grand River by the bridge on M-21 in Ada, MI.

    Here is a Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106424782916223/

    I would love to hear from anyone about this event – if you have helpful ideas on how to spread the word or whom to contact please let me know. If you follow the link above you will see how to contact me.

    Thanks for everything you are doing.
  • commented 2016-09-12 22:28:10 -0400
    Hi folks,

    We are a group of students from Northern Michigan University’s Environmental Campaigns course taught by Jess Thompson in charge of organizing the 3rd annual Marquette Climate Walk.


    We hope to make this festival the biggest one yet and we need your help!

    If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining us celebrate the unique sustainable lifestyle and culture of Marquette we are looking for farmers, artisans, organizations or local businesses to come out and become vendors at Presque to showcase to the community that there are already wonderful movements happening in our state.


    The festival is Saturday Sept. 24 at Presque Isle Park starting at 1:30PM-3pm. You can choose to participate in the walk itself or not which starts at noon at the South Beach Parking lot along the bike path. We have reserved the band shell/pavilion area for you to set up tents and tables.


    We welcome any and all types of food, exhibits, live- music, handmade goods, outdoor gear-trials or art for you to sell or sample to festival attendees. Just to clarify, this event is VOLUNTARY and we simply are asking for a donation-based vendor fee ($10) to help us cover logistical costs. It’s a great way to reach out to the community, get some publicity, eat some fresh food and support a local cause.


    Please let us know if you hold any interest or have any questions about the festival and we look forward to hearing back from you!


    Cheers


    Alexa Alagon

    Senior-Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management/Sustainability Major

    cell: 248-980-8550

    email: aalagon@nmu.edu
  • commented 2016-09-12 10:49:40 -0400
    Please put a forward option on to the petition information since I don’t tweet or belong to Facebook, my only option is to forward the petition to others.
  • commented 2016-09-12 10:44:37 -0400
    I’m a product designer working at a company called FarmLogs in Ann Arbor. Let me know if you ever need a hand with any design-related tasks. Happy to donate my time for this cause. I grew up in Manistee and those beaches mean a lot to me.

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