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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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  • signed 2017-11-19 12:05:11 -0500
    Quit protecting this polluter and take some decisive action!
  • signed 2017-11-19 12:00:40 -0500
    Robert Robson
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:58:00 -0500
    Terry Austin ,Please , common sense tells us this line 5 has to be shut down, we can not afford an oil spill of any magnitude , and we know from past actions that Enbridge is decceitful
  • signed via 2017-11-19 11:57:17 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-19 11:49:30 -0500
    Amy Gauthier
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-19 11:48:50 -0500
    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 2017-11-19 11:46:51 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-19 11:37:14 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-19 11:36:17 -0500
    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 2017-11-19 11:35:40 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:34:13 -0500
    Thank you for your time and consideration, and I hope you have a good day!
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:31:05 -0500
    Ignoring this problem won’t make it go away! It didn’t in Flint, and it won’t here. If Line 5 fails in the Straits of Mackinac, you’ll wish you just had Flint to deal with! You have a responsibility to the people of Michigan, and it’s time to step up and do the right thing.
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:30:35 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:21:13 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:20:24 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:20:22 -0500
    Enbridge has repeatedly shown its in ability to properly run and maintain their pipelines. We need to shut all of their lines in the US down Now. This includes the “Energy Partners” group (=Enbridge + a few others) who run Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines… both already suffering multiple leaks…
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:19:56 -0500
    Please shut down Line 5. The Great Lakes are our most precious resource! It is the right thing to do. We elected you to take care of our state, don’t let us down.
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:18:23 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:16:46 -0500
    Prevent a potential catastrophe. Act NOW!
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:15:45 -0500
    Shut down Line 5 before it’s too late !
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:15:13 -0500
    Jean Sayre
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-19 11:13:28 -0500
    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 2017-11-19 11:12:56 -0500
    This pipeline is 64 years old, is corroded and some of the supports are gone. Shut it down before it causes irreparable damage to our Great Lakes.
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:11:14 -0500
    I am amazed .“Worst inland oil spill” We don’t hear anything! Apparent, Snyder and Schuete don’t care Marshall, Michigan IS OUR BACKYARD!!!!
  • signed 2017-11-19 11:10:49 -0500

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