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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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-24 05:23:25 -0400
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-23 22:20:45 -0400
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes
  • signed 2017-05-23 22:20:13 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-23 18:45:28 -0400
    Without clean water we will die
  • signed 2017-05-23 16:07:47 -0400
    Sebastian Degenhart
  • signed 2017-05-23 12:22:55 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-23 00:29:10 -0400
    Our Water is our Future.

    The risk from an oil pipeline is too great a risk – for any price.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-22 21:54:42 -0400
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes
  • signed 2017-05-22 16:22:23 -0400
    I grew up with the Great Lakes being a place we would visit in the summers. Now, my nephews and niece enjoy these same waters for their summer adventures and recreation. Please protect the Great Lakes and help us keep Michigan pure.
  • signed 2017-05-22 14:35:03 -0400
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  • signed via 2017-05-22 09:58:23 -0400
    The interconnected Great Lakes water system, which represents one fifth of the world’s fresh water, should not have an oil pipeline runing under it! This is putting our most precious resource at grave risk. It makes no sense. Water is life; prioritize it.
  • signed via 2017-05-22 09:09:22 -0400
    Luke Roy
  • signed via 2017-05-22 09:05:25 -0400
    I am appalled at the thoughtlessness that allows this pipeline to continue. Thoughtlessness isn’t the right word – perhaps “greed” would be better.
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    Patricia M Valaer
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    JEANNE BRAUHER
  • signed via 2017-05-21 15:33:09 -0400
    It is long past time to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline to protect Michigan’s vital water and land

    resources from a 64 year old dangerous relic.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-21 14:54:50 -0400
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes

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