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Help us by are calling on our state leaders to enforce the easement granted to Enbridge for their Line 5 oil pipelines to be allowed to operate in the Straits of Mackinac.

Take action to protect the Great Lakes from a disastrous oil spill.

Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

As you know, the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge pumps almost 23 million gallons of oil every day through its Line 5 pipeline, from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario.

Enbridge is currently operating in violation of the 1953 easement agreement with the State of Michigan to operate Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. Turbulent currents and winter conditions make the Straits the worst possible location for a spill. Required supports for Line 5 have washed out for the second time in two years. Independent experts have identified at least seven state and federal violations of this legal agreement with the state.

Since 1988, this 64-year-old pipeline has failed at least fifteen times, dumping about 260,000 gallons of oil on land and in marshes. This pipeline crosses along the bottom of the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac, and through many sensitive inland lakes, rivers, and wetlands.

This pipeline poses an unacceptable risk to our water, ecosystems, health, and economy.

I urge you to act as legal public trustees of our waters and bottomlands to enforce the 1953 Easement and immediately shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. 

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    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
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    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
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    Please consider the implications of the lack of regulation in this regard! Protect our Great Lakes! Thank you
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    PLEASE, consider the consequences if you do not take the necessary action to protect our Great Lakes!
  • signed via 2017-03-21 13:58:31 -0400
    The Great Lakes are Michigan’s greatest resource, after its people. Protecting them will protect BOTH of the states greatest assets.
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    We are talking about the largest source of fresh water in the world here. Remeber the damage from the BP disaster in the Gulf. Do not let that happen again. DeNell Benner
  • signed 2017-03-21 11:42:48 -0400
    As a Fire Chief this is a very dangerous problem the lays at the bottom of lake michigan waiting to burst. Todd Brewer Fire Chief Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa indians, Peshawbestown Mi
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    It will only get worse with Trump
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    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.

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