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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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-15 00:29:41 -0400
    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
  • signed via 2016-04-15 00:17:37 -0400
    Our water is the MOST IMPORTANT ASSEST TO ALL EXISTING LIFEFORMS!! Without it NONE of us would exist. We can not drink oil. We can not wash in it, eat it or legitly LIVE off of it. Its only a TOOL used by those who control it to make a Profit at the expense of all those lower then them and life itself. Oil is truly detrimental to our mother earth, her creatures, our healths and our future. WATER IS LIFE..!!! Water is what gives us life even in the wombs of our mothers, we are made UP OF 70% water.. And rapidly we are loosing the WORLDS CLEAN DRINKABLE USABLE WATER to toxins and foolery for profit. That’s UNFORGIVABLE by every standard in the existence of HUMAN!! The GREAT LAKESOUR HOME – is the WORLD’S LARGEST FRESH WATER SYSTEM!!!! Soak that fact in for a moment. Now with that thought WHY SHOULDNT WE WANT TO PROTECT IT AT ALL COSTS!!!? We are raping the ground water systems and aquafiers from the entire fresh water system, bottling it up and drinking it in PLASTIC BOTTLES, sold by multi BILLION dollar corporations!! What is WRONG with this picture? We are running oils in faulty lines thru it.. We are dumping nuclear wastes from our factories in it and in the grounds around it.. We are toxifying entire systems with things like Lead and other contaminates.. We are selling out our lands for MINING which rapes and toxifies the groundwater system.. we are FRACKING!! – ALL OF THIS NEEDS TO END…. -- INCLUDING THIS PIPELINE which stands to ruin what little HOPE we have left to fresh water… Kinda ironic a few yrs back the CEO of Nestle was quoted in saying “Water is NOT a human right, It should be a Privilege!!” EXCUSE ME!!?? WATER IS ALL OUR RIGHTS!!!!! AND THIS WATER IS OUR HOME AND OUR FUTURE!! DONT LET IT BE RUINED BY YOUR GREED!!
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    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
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    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
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    Blase Masserant
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 22:06:36 -0400
    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
  • signed 2016-04-14 22:05:47 -0400
    Please protect our most valued resource!
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  • signed 2016-04-14 21:29:48 -0400
    They dumped millions of gallons of oil in the Kalamazoo River and didn’t even know they were doing it.
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    Patti Nellis-Barrette
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 21:25:43 -0400
    Join me in signing the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must enforce the Enbridge easement.
  • signed 2016-04-14 21:16:16 -0400
    Do the right thing for the state and our waters! Stand up for the citizens, and not the corporations…without a court order.
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    Carol Scherpenisse
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    Protect our Water !
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