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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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  • Paul Hannuksela
    endorsed 2016-11-02 12:10:58 -0400
  • Joanne Mcvicar
    endorsed 2016-11-02 12:06:54 -0400
  • Gary Galbraith
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:56:00 -0400
  • Paul Tulikangas
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 11:55:48 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Paul Tulikangas
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:54:40 -0400
  • Dr. Paul Keck
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:48:09 -0400
    I called Attorney General Schuette’s office, and reminded them that the pipeline, by design, was to have been replaced 20 years ago, as well as Enbridge’s poor environmental record (Kalamazoo River, Crystal Falls etc. I also reminded them that the environmental impact of a spill would be devastating to all states and countries surrounding the Great Lakes, and that it would be personally and politically unwise to not act immediately to re-route the pipeline over land, and not through our country’s largest fresh water supply.


    Dr. Paul J. Keck
  • Steven Kopacki
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:46:15 -0400
  • John Males
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:45:31 -0400
  • Everyl Yankee
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 11:38:13 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Everyl Yankee
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:37:58 -0400
  • Regina Kiogima
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:36:21 -0400
  • Fred Kefgen
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:29:09 -0400
  • Barbara Schneider
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:27:35 -0400
    Heading to a Bernie rally hope we can bring up line 5.
  • Benjamin Pernia
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:26:11 -0400
  • Emily Hebert
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 11:24:04 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Emily Hebert
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:23:46 -0400
  • Jake McGraw
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:22:43 -0400
  • Jim Vanderzee
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:12:26 -0400
  • Gary Faley
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:10:39 -0400
    Called @ 11AM…the Atty Gen was not in, but they rec’d my call politely and even asked if there was a reason why so many calls were coming in today. I left my message and explained that this same Line 5 has previously dumped 226K gals 17 yrs ago. I further told her that Mr. Schette owes the citizens to protect our Great Lakes…and to immediately shut this hazard down. Thx,
  • Gary Faley
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:10:38 -0400
    Called @ 11AM…the Atty Gen was not in, but they rec’d my call politely and even asked if there was a reason why so many calls were coming in today. I left my message and explained that this same Line 5 has previously dumped 226K gals 17 yrs ago. I further told her that Mr. Schette owes the citizens to protect our Great Lakes…and to immediately shut this hazard down. Thx,
  • Barbara Stamiris
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:07:00 -0400
  • Kevin Rist
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:05:40 -0400
  • Kristen Miner
    endorsed 2016-11-02 11:02:03 -0400
  • Bruce Forni
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-02 10:58:49 -0400
    Call AG Schuette on this 17th anniversary of a 226,000 gallon oil spill from Line 5. Tell him to #ShutItDown
  • Bruce Forni
    endorsed 2016-11-02 10:58:21 -0400
  • Kathie Weinmann
    endorsed 2016-11-02 10:49:41 -0400
  • Anne Dwyer
    endorsed 2016-11-02 10:43:42 -0400
  • Heather Ratliff
    endorsed 2016-11-02 10:43:22 -0400
  • Thomas Rea
    endorsed 2016-11-02 10:39:37 -0400
  • Jim Dundas
    endorsed 2016-11-02 10:26:14 -0400
    Shut it down ……clean up the dioxins from Dow Chemical…….. With in the next 50 years water is going to be the most valuable resource…… It s our generation to protect the Great Lakes. The worlds largest fresh water supply

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