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Add your name to this petition by filling in the form to the right.

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.

Please note that signing this petition here has nothing to do with the Line 5 ballot proposal that is being circulated.

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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    I feel the best alternative for all is for Enbridge to replace the area near the Straits with new up to date technology and pipe. Win Win for both parties Because if there is a break the ecological disaster in terms of natural resources. environment and the almighty dollar would be enormous. Not to mention Enbridge the cost to you as a company would be ten fold as far as clean up cost and your loss of oil flow if pipeline breaks. Not to mention possible criminal charges .Dont wait till its to late. DA!
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    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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  • signed 2017-11-06 09:37:03 -0500
    The Straits are one of my favorite places. Nothing would be worse than seeing it awash with oil, birds and animals dying and the beautiful shores of Mackinac Island forever destroyed. No amount of money or convenience is worth the danger this pipeline poses. It’s time to push towards newer, cleaner energy instead of staying mired in the past.
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    michael patterson

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