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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 10:20:24 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-19 10:16:55 -0500
    I demand SNYDER AND SCHUETTE SHUT DOWN ENBRIDGE LINE 5 NOW!
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  • signed 2017-11-19 10:01:19 -0500
    Please shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to protect the Great Lakes from an oil spill. An oil spill would destroy our drinking water, recreational economy, and marine life.
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    Let the wind blow. Let the sunshine. Let the dinosaurs lie under the ground.
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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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  • @cwleiter tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-19 09:45:12 -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 http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=53248
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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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-19 09:44:17 -0500
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. We must act now to protect the Great Lakes
  • @BonnieNussbaum tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-19 09:44:14 -0500
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. We must act now to protect the Great Lakes http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=53244
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    James Murray
  • signed 2017-11-19 09:30:04 -0500
    Michigan’s water is a precious resource. Do not put it at such risk!
  • signed 2017-11-19 09:29:30 -0500

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