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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  • Kathy Wiejaczka
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:29:36 -0500
    Answered on third ring. Line 5 must go!
  • Nicole Hamilton
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:28:56 -0500
  • Nick Fleezanis
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:24:38 -0500
    Time for action and not politicizing the issue!
  • Karla Passalacqua
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:24:02 -0500
  • Linda Pepper
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:22:31 -0500
    Thank you for your call. That was all they said.
  • Aaron Jenkins
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:21:05 -0500
  • John McDonald
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:20:07 -0500
  • Marilyn Pikaart
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:17:41 -0500
    I talked with a staff person in Att. Gen Schuette’s office and used the talking points you suggested. I made the comment that the oil in Pipeline 5 goes to Canada and Michigan doesn’t even use this oil. The staff person told me that the Upper Peninsula does use some of this oil for heating. I didn’t know this. She (staff) said before the pipeline can be shut down a way to supply material for heat for the Upper Peninsula has to be determined. She said “we” are working on this. I don’t know if it is the responsibility of Michigan to find another way to heat the UP or Enbridge or a new supplier or what.
  • Tricia Mead
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:16:24 -0500
  • Kelene Luedtke
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:14:52 -0500
  • Daniel O’Neil
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:14:33 -0500
  • Mary Kiefer
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:14:19 -0500
    Please shut down Line 5, laying under some of the most beautiful water in America!
  • Jerry Beasley
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:13:41 -0500
  • Carol Polverini
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:13:29 -0500
  • Kallan Green
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:13:03 -0500
  • Patricia Heckart
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 11:08:40 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • John Ford
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 11:08:29 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Patricia Heckart
    endorsed via 2017-11-06 11:08:28 -0500
    I left a message with a very disinterested staff member.
  • John Ford
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:08:13 -0500
  • Martha M. Wilson
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:07:44 -0500
    They told me they had received over 500 calls today (it’s now 11:05 AM. I understand the proper phone number for the Environmental Dept. should have been listed as 517+373-7540. I called the number you listed – the call was forwarded on two time.
  • Sonya Steinbeisser
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 11:07:35 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Adam Tobey
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:07:17 -0500
    Irresponsibility needs to be met with proper consequence.
  • Sonya Steinbeisser
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:06:47 -0500
  • Kevin Haight
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 11:04:49 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Laurie Macpherson
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:04:26 -0500
  • Kevin Haight
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:03:48 -0500
    I had to call 4 times before I finally got through.
  • Katherine Heins
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:02:32 -0500
    Left my message saying Enbridge needed to respect the citizens of Michigan and that AG Schuette should use his authority to shut down Line 5!
  • Mary Jane Fedder
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:02:23 -0500
  • Carol Blotter
    endorsed 2017-11-06 11:01:55 -0500
  • Linda Wallman
    endorsed 2017-11-06 10:59:46 -0500

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