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Fire Set at Crystal Falls in 1999

Make a phone call on this Day of Action

Today marks the 17th Anniversary of the Largest Spill to date in Line 5's history, which occurred in Crystal Falls, MI on November 2nd, 1999. The spill dumped 226,000 gallons of crude and natural gas liquids into a marsh in Michigan's upper peninsula. After nearby residents were evacuated, Enbridge officials ignited a resulting vapor cloud to prevent it from spreading, which sparked a raging fire that burned for 36 hours and scorched eight acres of land.

Let's make sure this never happens again. On this day of action, call Attorney General Schuette's office and then report your call below.

Here's the phone number: 517-373-1110

You can say:

"Hello, my name is _______ and I am calling to
remind Attorney General Schuette that 17 years ago today,
Line 5 spilled 226,000 gallons of oil in Crystal Falls, MI
and I am asking him to shut down Line 5 today."

Let's get 500 calls placed to make a real difference! Share this with your friends, and together let's #ShutDownLine5.

 

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Will you make the call?


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  • Rachel
    @atmoonrise tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-02 15:50:07 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/call_schuette_to_shut_down_line_5?recruiter_id=21197
  • Rachel Breckon Hare
    endorsed 2016-11-02 15:49:49 -0400
  • Linda Spray
    endorsed 2016-11-02 15:33:36 -0400
  • Jan Tervydis
    endorsed 2016-11-02 15:00:13 -0400
  • Tom and Barbara Auer
    endorsed 2016-11-02 14:56:33 -0400
  • Debra Newton
    endorsed via 2016-11-02 14:55:33 -0400
  • Betty Richards
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 14:38:45 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Betty Richards
    endorsed 2016-11-02 14:38:16 -0400
  • David Aho
    endorsed 2016-11-02 14:36:46 -0400
    I called and left a message for Mr. Schuette to SHUT DOWN LINE 5 BEFORE WE HAVE ANOTHER DISASTER.
  • Virginia Pelton
    endorsed via 2016-11-02 14:20:29 -0400
  • Matt Markell
    endorsed 2016-11-02 14:12:12 -0400
  • Kim Stoutenburg
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 14:00:08 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Kim Stoutenburg
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:59:30 -0400
  • Linda Sophiasworth
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:53:31 -0400
  • Samuel Ault
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 13:53:17 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Samuel Ault
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:52:53 -0400
  • Jeff Lowe
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:50:33 -0400
  • Joanne Cromley
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:33:19 -0400
  • Dennis Hendricks
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:32:29 -0400
  • William Rosemurgy
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 13:26:05 -0400
  • William Rosemurgy
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:25:20 -0400
    Done. There’s so little we can do sometimes to push important issues forward. Making a 30 second phone call is too easy.
  • Sarah Taylor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 13:23:16 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Sarah Taylor
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:23:06 -0400
  • Stephen Berry
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:22:30 -0400
    I added that a spill in the straits would devastate the tourism and fishing sections of the Michigan economy and that, with Enbridge’s frustration with other overland pipeline projects, they are likely to increase pressure and capacity on line 5 with corresponding increase in risk of a spill. I did not say it in the phone call, but we drove by the station on the south side of the straits in Mackinaw City and saw tremendous expansion of the site compared to a year or two ago—Enbridge clearly has plans going forward.
  • Annie Briggs Couture
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 13:11:12 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Annie Briggs Couture
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:11:00 -0400
    Let’s do this!!!!
  • Susan Burack
    endorsed 2016-11-02 13:00:24 -0400
  • Sarah
    @smriutta tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-02 12:35:49 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/call_schuette_to_shut_down_line_5?recruiter_id=20765
  • Sarah Riutta
    endorsed 2016-11-02 12:35:06 -0400
  • Paul Hannuksela
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 12:11:36 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown

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