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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 09:01:13 -0500
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    peter lehnert
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  • signed 2017-11-19 08:55:33 -0500
    I live in Indiana and have been visiting the Great Lakes with my family for years. I learned about the Enbridge pipeline underneath Mackinaw today and was stunned. Leaving this line in use is putting the wildlife and communities dependent on the Great Lakes at risk. Is it worth it? This is 2017, and we are a more advanced society than ever in the history of the world. I can’t fathom the devastation that an oil spill will cause. Please do the right thing and think about what’s the right thing. It may not be the easiest, but we need to protect the Great Lakes. It is a national treasure that once lost, I fear we may never get back.
  • signed 2017-11-19 08:55:31 -0500
    pete whyte
  • signed 2017-11-19 08:53:57 -0500
    SHUT. IT. DOWN!!
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  • signed 2017-11-19 08:45:09 -0500
    Consider the age of this pipeline, the violations and the DIRE consequences of any leak or rupture.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-19 08:42:29 -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
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    Susan A Starr
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  • signed 2017-11-19 08:33:27 -0500
    Some suggested this was going to happen, others said it wouldn’t…and now, it has happened! How can one company get away with destroying so much?
  • signed 2017-11-19 08:30:10 -0500
    I live on Lake Huron & want the water to be oil free.
  • signed 2017-11-19 08:24:19 -0500
    Despoiling water in the name of petroleum is a bad way to poison in all of us. Shut down line 5 immediately.
  • signed 2017-11-19 08:24:09 -0500

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