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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  • Annette Kulek
    endorsed 2017-11-07 09:25:40 -0500
    I was told thank you very much.
  • Julie Ortiz
    endorsed 2017-11-07 09:24:03 -0500
  • Leo Forster
    endorsed 2017-11-07 09:16:59 -0500
  • Lu Thrushman
    endorsed 2017-11-07 08:22:09 -0500
    I have a home and business on lake huron, when I called the women asked me what was going on, I was on hold 6 times and I told her we are done, shut it down. those of us with businesses on lake huron need the water clean to survive as do millions who need fresh water!
  • Leslie Miller
    endorsed 2017-11-07 07:02:31 -0500
  • Peggy Daub
    endorsed 2017-11-07 00:22:31 -0500
  • Leslie See
    endorsed 2017-11-06 23:41:42 -0500
  • June Thaden
    endorsed 2017-11-06 21:48:48 -0500
    June Thaden: I phoned Schuette’s office about 4:47pm. A very pleasant woman answered, listened to my call and said she’d relay my info. I certainly would be interesting to know the total number of calls. Some of the groups pushing calling just gave a phone number, so there are probably more than the number of calls that went through Oil & Water Don’t Mix site.
  • Richard and Jill Claybour
    endorsed 2017-11-06 21:22:26 -0500
  • Sarah Naperala
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 21:21:06 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Sarah Naperala
    endorsed 2017-11-06 21:20:46 -0500
  • Lauren Moore
    endorsed 2017-11-06 20:57:07 -0500
    Voicemail full. Sent this email:

    To: [email protected]

    Subject: The Line 5 Disaster — Don’t Let It Be Your Legacy

    Date: Mon, Nov 06, 2017 08:49 PM

    Dear Mr. Attorney General:

    I’m writing to plead with you to immediately close down Enbridge’s Line 5. How can we let a company continually violate our laws like this? They just admitted lying about problems with Line 5, and they did the same thing in Kalamazoo:

    ’Official Price of the Enbridge Kalamazoo Spill, A Whopping $1,039,000,000

    Carol Linnitt | August 26, 2013

    …Enbridge violated several laws involving pipeline management, procedural manuals for operations and maintenance, public awareness, accident reporting and qualifications among others.

    The spill, which went unaddressed for over 17 hours, was exacerbated by Enbridge’s failed response according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). At a hearing last year the NTSB’s chair Deborah Hersman likened the company to a band of Keystone Kops for their bungled response, which included twice pumping additional crude into the line – accounting for 81 percent of the total release – before initiating emergency shut down.

    The disaster revealed numerous internal problems within Enbridge that were further described by the NTSB as “pervasive organizational failures.”’

    Failure to put an end to their breaking of our laws and endangering our beautiful state is not simply a policy decision. It cannot be reversed when (not “if”) disaster happens.

    Protect Michigan. Before it is too late.


    Lauren Moore
  • Janet Swartz
    endorsed 2017-11-06 20:30:44 -0500
    Called too late….office closed. Not able to leave a message. Mail box was full.
  • Sara Leopold
    endorsed 2017-11-06 20:11:26 -0500
  • Ann Rogers
    endorsed 2017-11-06 19:49:24 -0500
    Had a real person answer.

    Said she would relay the message.
  • Billiruth Wickey
    endorsed 2017-11-06 19:36:40 -0500
    I tried to call several times throughout the day. I got a busy signal twice, was disconnected five times, and when I finally did get an answer I was told I couldn’t leave a message because the mailbox was full.
  • Lorraine Dykstra
    endorsed 2017-11-06 19:27:30 -0500
    I called after 5 pm and the system was not taking messages. Sorry I missed this. Would it be helpful to call tomorrow or is that too late?
  • Linda McGill
    endorsed 2017-11-06 19:25:10 -0500
    I called after hours when I saw the email message with phone number…no answer…could not leave as message as the “mailbox was full.”
  • Perry Harmon
    endorsed 2017-11-06 19:00:28 -0500
  • Diane Meyer
    endorsed 2017-11-06 18:34:12 -0500
  • Judith Graham
    endorsed 2017-11-06 17:52:52 -0500
    The office was closed and the mailbox was full, so I could not leave a message.
  • Ann Swaney
    endorsed 2017-11-06 17:50:32 -0500
    I called, line was busy. Next time I called no one answered & mailbox was “full.”
  • Kim Gribi
    endorsed 2017-11-06 17:44:02 -0500
    I’m a little curious. When others called, did they bother to ask your name or where you were calling from? I started to state reasons why I was asking Schuette to shut down line 5, and she didn’t want to hear a word of it. Makes me a little nervous about what type of feedback they were really recording.
  • Peter Heilemann
    endorsed 2017-11-06 17:12:10 -0500
  • Vanessa Jelsma
    endorsed 2017-11-06 17:06:11 -0500
    I attempted to call, but I was sent right to voicemail and the voicemail box was full so I couldn’t leave a message.
  • Shari Thompsom
    endorsed 2017-11-06 16:58:45 -0500
  • Robin McCullough
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 16:57:25 -0500
    November 6 DAY OF ACTION. Make the call to AG Schuette. Shut Down Line 5! Please join me in making the phone call!
  • Robin McCullough
    endorsed 2017-11-06 16:57:09 -0500
  • Bill Storrer
    endorsed 2017-11-06 16:56:23 -0500
  • Jonathon Reither
    endorsed 2017-11-06 16:54:40 -0500

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