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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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Goal: 15,000 signatures

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  • signed 2017-10-01 18:23:37 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-29 00:22:33 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-27 04:42:47 -0400
    This is another failure on our state governments part to do the right thing on its own.
  • signed 2017-09-25 09:05:18 -0400
    The question is not if line #5 will fail, but when. It is simply not environmentally safe to renew Enbridge’s

    lease. This pipeline needs to be abandoned immediately.
  • signed 2017-09-24 05:06:41 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-22 07:23:16 -0400
    Protect our waters! Our lives and livelihoods!
  • signed 2017-09-21 16:13:26 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-21 11:10:13 -0400
    LOVE THE FUDGE
  • signed via 2017-09-18 21:19:15 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-18 20:00:47 -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 2017-09-18 20:00:23 -0400
    Born and raised in Michigan and want to be able to come home to a “fresh” water state.
  • signed 2017-09-17 21:22:08 -0400
    This is a no brainer. the great lakes are the heart of Michigan and surrounding states. If their is an oil spill in the straits of Mackinac “Pure Michigan” wont be so pure. all this pipeline is doing is benefiting a few thousand people when it could affect millions of people and cost millions of dollars. Their are other alternatives. Shut it down.
  • signed 2017-09-17 10:39:01 -0400
    Not worth the risk
  • signed 2017-09-17 10:35:36 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-16 08:22:25 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-15 22:30:31 -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 2017-09-15 22:24:08 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-15 14:39:20 -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 2017-09-15 14:38:40 -0400
    Stop these before it’s too late. I’m pro business, but this is too much of a risk. In fact, not only to I want to protect the lakes for selfish re recreational activities, but it’s pro business too. An oil spill would destroy Michigan’s economy.


    Do the right thing. Find an alternative and shut it done. Citizens will applaud you.
  • signed 2017-09-15 13:53:06 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-15 06:26:00 -0400
    Billie Ann Purple I do not want oil mixing inwith our Great Lakes. My kids and Grandbabies need good, clean water like the rest of us.
  • signed 2017-09-14 21:49:13 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-14 20:15:36 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-14 12:25:52 -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 via 2017-09-14 12:25:30 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-14 12:11:28 -0400
    Take a read, and if this is an important issue for you (and should be for any one living in Michigan) please sign.
  • signed 2017-09-14 12:09:25 -0400
    Jessica Marie Bitzinger
  • signed 2017-09-13 19:33:00 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-12 21:51:12 -0400
    Lorraine Wells
  • signed 2017-09-12 14:29:27 -0400

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