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  • 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.
  • commented 2016-09-01 13:10:08 -0400
    Hello,


    This is Ryan Clancy with WDET, Detroit’s NPR station. Being a life-long Michigander, the film you participated in, “Great Lakes, Bad Lines,” had a major impact on me. I recently spent a summer working in Charlevoix, dedicating my weekends to exploring the Upper Peninsula and, in the process, learning a great deal about the concerns residents had about Line 5. That same concern exists here in Detroit. So many of us consider Up North our favorite place to hike, fish, bike and vacation. We understand that a spill four hours away from us, in the straights of Mackinac, would damage all of Michigan’s water systems. At WDET, we love teaming up with organizations like your own to spread relevant, immediate issues to 150,000 weekly listeners.


    I’m interested in discussing the possibility of partnership between our organizations. You can reach me by phone at (248)467-2260 or by email at ryan.clancy@wdet.org. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Keep up the good work!


    Best,

    Ryan Clancy
  • commented 2016-08-31 09:31:46 -0400
    Hi There!

    This is Wendy Johnson, Vendor Coordinator with the Earthwork Harvest Gathering. I’m checking in to invite you and/or someone else from Oil & Water Don’t Mix would to have a presence at our gathering, Sept 16-18, 2016, in Lake City, Michigan. We would love for you to have a table in our highly trafficked non-profit area on the main path. We’re expecting around 2500 folks and many of them are compassionate, engaged citizens looking to get more involved. Thank you!

    Here is a link to the festival:

    http://www.earthworkharvestgathering.com

    We can offer you a free 10×10 spot with 2 free weekend passes to the festival!

    Love,

    Wendy
  • commented 2016-08-27 10:43:07 -0400
    How do I get some yard signs to “Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline”? I’d happily pay for them, and would give them to friends too! Please let me know!
  • commented 2016-06-30 19:51:05 -0400
    Hello,


    On Sunday June 26th I began the 1,000 mile Trek around the Lower Penninsula. Along the way I’ve been collecting stories for the Love Your Lakes Storytelling Campaign. The goal of the Love Your Lakes Campaign is to record stories of people’s favorite memories around the lake while sharing the truth about Enbridge’s Line 5. As I encounter people along the lakeshore at beaches and marinas I would like to give them the opportunity to sign your petition. Do you have fliers and petitions that I can hand out as I walk?


    You can follow the journey @ facebook.com/loveyourlakes


    Thank You


    Joshua Kruis
  • commented 2016-06-22 16:56:54 -0400
    I have a suggestion. How about you retards stop trying to hike the price of gasoline up to the moon and try to get the pipelines fixed? If the problem was as bad as you claim, then President Obama would be all over them with his little minions over at the EPA, don’t you think? After all HE wants higher fuel prices, too, now doesn’t he? I"m getting very tired of jackwagons like you using fear to try to intimidate me into an illogical action. an action that would hurt more than it would help. Sit down and shut up before you hurt yourselves. people. Be thinking adults and not feeling children
  • commented 2016-06-14 14:20:58 -0400
    Hey folks! Yard Signs are now available at a number of businesses “up north” and online. Get all the details at our Oil & Water Don’t Mix store: http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/store#!/Yard-Signs/c/19707014/offset=0&sort=normal

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