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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  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:38:20 -0500
    SHUT DOWN LINE 5 NOW. Stop allowing Enbridge to get away with repeated violations. It is time to do the right thing. Protect our water.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:38:13 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:37:54 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:35:01 -0500
    Tried to call but always

    Busy which is good I guess. Means a lot or people care.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:34:25 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:33:16 -0500
    I had to call the Detroit office and did get through. Number 313-456-0240
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:33:08 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:32:44 -0500
    Line was busy…no message service, disconnected
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:32:31 -0500
    It rang and rang. They will not answer. Infuriating!
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:30:03 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:28:07 -0500
    I could not get through on the above number so I called the Lansing office and left a message on the Environment Department line. will keep trying to call the main number throughout the day.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:27:17 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:26:46 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:23:44 -0500
  • @tcsam tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-06 10:22:29 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call! http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/call_schuette_to_revoke_easement?recruiter_id=6242
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:22:11 -0500
    on hold from 10:19 to 10:21 got through and was told ’"Thankyou for you call".
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:21:19 -0500
    I find it fitting that when they put you on hold they play Pure Michigan ads!!! I told them I would like to keep Michigan that way!!
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:20:35 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:18:29 -0500
    Thank you for your efforts on behalf of Michigan residents, the environment and our economy!
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:17:53 -0500
    I mentioned that I own shoreline property on Lake Huron close to the Straits of Mackinac which I use for both business and recreation for several months per year, and which could be tragically damaged in the event of a Line 5 spill, and encouraged the AG to take action to protect it.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:17:07 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:16:15 -0500
    The line was busy for about 5 minutes then a woman answered, I was placed on hold a short time and she then she listened to my concerns.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:13:57 -0500
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:13:15 -0500
    Shut down pipeline 5 NOW.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 10:08:46 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:08:24 -0500
    There’s nothing else on the planet quite like the Great Lakes basin – it deserves extraordinary protections and stewardship.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:08:16 -0500
    Call.cannot go thru! 10:08 am.

    Lots of calls!!
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:08:04 -0500
    I saw that line pulled across the Straits 64 years ago. It is time that it is shut down before it fails due to the aging process.
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:07:51 -0500
    I told the office I would never consider voting for Schutte for Gov., if he doesn’t shut down Line 5
  • endorsed 2017-11-06 10:07:17 -0500
    Line busy. Line busy. Ill keep on tryong

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