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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 2016-04-14 16:38:23 -0400
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  • signed via 2016-04-14 16:25:25 -0400
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:25:03 -0400
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:23:25 -0400
    Inaction is unacceptable.
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:16:48 -0400
    Governor Snyder and Lt General Shuette:

    You were elected to protect and care for Lake Michigan …… Not to protect and care for Enbridge.
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:14:06 -0400
  • @lindarolf tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-14 16:13:41 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=6896
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:13:12 -0400
    Stop the contamination of the Great Lakes. In the end, the US Taxpayers will be paying for this not Enbridge. Let’s cut our losses!
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:06:02 -0400
    Imagine if a spill happens on YOUR WATCH and you had all these warnings did nothing to stop it.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 16:05:57 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • @Kzoourban tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-14 16:05:53 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=2309
  • signed 2016-04-14 16:05:25 -0400
    Pipelines fail. Please don’t let this one fail.
  • @rhammer tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-14 16:01:54 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=1283
  • signed via 2016-04-14 16:01:38 -0400
    Ross Hammersley
  • signed via 2016-04-14 16:00:28 -0400
    Shut em down NOW!
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  • signed 2016-04-14 15:59:27 -0400
  • signed 2016-04-14 15:59:12 -0400
    These lakes are my home, my livelihood and precious to the entire world as 1/5 of the earths total surface freshwater. This action is a necessity to the human population. We can not afford any more mistakes with freshwater in Michigan. I am sure the Governor realizes that more than anyone.
  • signed 2016-04-14 15:54:54 -0400
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    John Meeks
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    Andrew J Kania
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  • @IAmCliConscious tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-14 15:38:12 -0400
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