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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. 

Goal: 15,000 signatures

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  • signed via 2017-10-10 13:47:32 -0400
    Time to hold pipeline companies accountable for the risks they take with our public resources.
  • signed 2017-10-10 11:02:00 -0400
    You’ve already allowed Flint’s drinking water to be foed and cause problems for that community. Now would be a good time to ensure that you care about protecting the drinking water for Michigan.
  • signed via 2017-10-09 23:01:56 -0400
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-09 17:45:16 -0400
    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 2017-10-09 17:44:11 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-09 12:58:48 -0400
    I will post this everywhere I can!
  • signed 2017-10-07 12:21:30 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-07 10:31:24 -0400
    Our Great Lakes are too precious to lose to the frailties of oil pipelines. Shut them down!!!
  • signed 2017-10-06 21:21:20 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-06 17:27:24 -0400
    Michael J Wood
  • signed 2017-10-06 16:15:25 -0400
    The Great Lakes are our greatest resource. Endangering them to pipe oil to Canada is simply a risk not worth taking.
  • signed 2017-10-06 15:50:28 -0400
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    Alison Bressler
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    Todd Ziegler
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    John J Lloyd
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  • signed 2017-10-03 23:16:38 -0400
    After much research on this topic I believe that Enbridge’s Line 5 needs to be shutdown at the very least. There is no reason why something that has the potential do be so dangerous is in this freshwater resource at all. These are The Great Lakes! I am angered to know that my treasured home state of Michigan has allowed this to go on for so long. The protection and care of our natural resources is beyond any measure. This company should be made to go through all the legal processes just like any small business would be not only expected to do but made to by law despite what secret benefits our State’s government officials most likely are getting from this big business. I could keep going on and on… bottom line is that this is dangerous and should not be allowed and something needs to be done now!
  • signed 2017-10-02 11:38:43 -0400
    Come on people

    I’m only 10 years old
  • signed 2017-10-02 11:10:15 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-02 10:43:18 -0400
    Kenyon Morgan – Every citizen who is aware of the horrible threat of Line 5 to our sacred Great Lakes water has the responsibility to take ACTION!! “The opposite of good is not evil. The opposite of good is COMPLACENCY”. Please – Please – If you love this Earth, TAKE ACTION!! Contact you local, regional & State political representatives. How can they ignore this threat to our Great Lakes & expect to remain in office? Contact your famiy & friends – Contact the members of any organization you may be affiliated with.“WE THE PEOPLE…” WE are the guardians of our nation & our Earth – not the State Capital in Lansing!! Act Now!! The goal of Oil and Water Don’t Mix is to procure 15,000 signatures on this petition. Only 15,000 signatures??

    The population of my home town, Kalamazoo, is 74,262. PLEASEPLEASE


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