Missing Coating Line 5The Canadian oil transport company, Enbridge, knew that the coating on their Line 5 pipeline has been damaged for at least three years. But time and time again, they have lied by telling us and the State of Michigan that their pipeline that runs through the heart of the Great Lakes is in "like new condition." 

Stop the Lies - Shut down Line 5

The State says they are frustrated by the Enbridge lies. But that is not enough. Attorney General Bill Schuette has the authority - today - to shut down the pipeline. It's not enough to be frustrated. Now is the time for him to act.

Monday, November 6 is a day of action. Make a phone call to AG Schuette and report your call below. It's time for all of us to demand that he revoke Enbridge's easement to use the Great Lakes and begin the process of decommissioning Line 5 now.

Will You Make the Call?

Call AG Schuette's office: 517-373-1110

Use the following TALKING POINTS to help develop your message:

  • Enbridge has repeatedly been caught with a failing, incurable Line 5 which it can no longer fix, and is covering it up. Last week they admitted they knew about missing protective coating in 2014 and didn't tell the state until this year.
  • It's a double standard to give this company chance after chance to comply with the law when the average citizen doesn't get such breaks.
  • The Attorney General has the authority and mandate to revoke the easement under which Enbridge is operating -- the public owns the waters and Enbridge is a guest. It’s up to Enbridge to prove it can operate It's time for the Attorney General to act.

Then REPORT YOUR CALL by adding your name here!


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  • Mary Joslin
    endorsed via 2017-12-19 04:56:03 -0500
  • Maura Brennan
    endorsed 2017-12-04 13:51:05 -0500
  • Julia Chambers
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-01 09:02:36 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Julia Chambers
    endorsed 2017-12-01 09:02:20 -0500
  • Gloria Rivera
    endorsed 2017-11-30 14:48:17 -0500
  • Alison Connors
    endorsed 2017-11-30 13:47:27 -0500
  • Kathleen Carey
    endorsed 2017-11-28 16:45:55 -0500
  • Helen Sammel
    endorsed 2017-11-16 16:42:45 -0500
    I tried to call but couldn’t get through.
  • Stacy Shafto
    endorsed 2017-11-16 12:36:53 -0500
    I asked that line 5 be shut down until it can be secured and proven safe by an independent commission. Our Great Lakes are too valuable. I hope that he will do the right thing for the residents of Michigan and not the big corporations.
  • Lisa Bashert
    endorsed 2017-11-15 13:01:36 -0500
    I made the call. I called the Detroit office because the Lansing office was busy. I was transferred to a special secretary who was accumulating Line 5 protest calls.
  • Joan Abbott
    endorsed 2017-11-13 10:21:34 -0500
  • Egan McGlynn
    endorsed 2017-11-09 13:55:58 -0500
    Shut down line 5 now before a crisis- when science can prove line 5 is safe… Then it can be reopened! Until then Mr Schuette has an obligation to Michigan citizens- forget about the campaign and do what’s right
  • Michael Casler
    endorsed 2017-11-09 11:59:10 -0500
  • Joan Williams
    endorsed 2017-11-08 19:42:58 -0500
    Very concerned about Enbridge misrepresenting condition of pipeline in the Straits. Requesting AG of Michigan to shut down the pipeline.
  • Liz Rother
    endorsed 2017-11-08 16:02:37 -0500
  • Nicholas Jansen
    endorsed 2017-11-08 15:32:11 -0500
  • Julie Roberts
    endorsed 2017-11-08 13:18:16 -0500
    eft message with his assistant
  • Robert Baisch
    endorsed 2017-11-07 15:43:05 -0500
  • Vanessa Friedman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-07 15:00:52 -0500
    In case you forgot to call yesterday, make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Vanessa Friedman
    endorsed 2017-11-07 15:00:02 -0500
    I spoke with Kim in the ENRA division of the AG’s office. She recorded my comments and said she’d present them to the AG. I shared my comments with Kim on behalf of myself, my husband Adam Friedman and my daughter Isabel Friedman. She recorded all three of our names.
  • Ellen Waara
    endorsed 2017-11-07 13:49:03 -0500
    Amy (refused to give last name), took the name and put it on the spreadsheet. She refused to take any comments. She repeated several times that she was not willing to take any comments and seemed very defensive. Finally she agreed to record: 1 – minimal benefits to Michiganders, 2 – Largest fresh water source in Michigan at peril. I asked to speak with the Office Manager and was put on hold for 5 minutes. I explained my concern that people do not make decisions based on names on a spreadsheet. Kelly was Office Manager – she wanted to accept the calls as many as possible. Attorney General is aware of the calls and the concern. I apologized to Kelly for the disruption to the work flow, and she was kind and listened to my statements about the potential perils of Great Lakes rerouting to other areas, as well as the Asian Carp issue, and that we needed to have citizen voices count much more than the Corporate lobby input. It was a pleasant conversation, and I thanked her for her service to our community.
  • Michael Hughes
    endorsed 2017-11-07 13:34:38 -0500
  • Dave Mayberry
    endorsed 2017-11-07 12:43:57 -0500
  • Sarah Wunsch
    endorsed 2017-11-07 12:19:24 -0500
  • Denice Carroll
    endorsed 2017-11-07 11:12:46 -0500
  • Maria Woloson
    endorsed 2017-11-07 11:09:47 -0500
  • Pat Salathiel
    endorsed 2017-11-07 10:56:28 -0500
    I was able to speak to a woman who assured me that she would “pass my message along”.
  • Chris Soderman
    endorsed 2017-11-07 10:51:12 -0500
    Line 5 was put in service in 1953 with planned service life of 30-40 years so it should have been replaced or de-commissioned in 1993. With the recent findings of lengthy unsupported sections and bends/distortions in these lines it is criminal to continue allowing Enbridge to operate especially considering their deceptions of government officials and general public. It is not a matter of whether it will rupture but when. It should be shut down immediately.
  • Janis Frazee
    endorsed 2017-11-07 10:11:26 -0500
  • Richard Pierce
    endorsed 2017-11-07 09:32:05 -0500
    Receptionist answered the phone cordially and said she would pass on the info. However it sounded like she was tired of these calls.

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