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  • John Males
    commented 2017-12-16 10:11:02 -0500
    What is the current status of Line 5? I was not able to attend the meeting in St. Ignace . Didn’t the State know that Dynamic Risk was in the pocket of Enbridge? The only solution is to shut Line 5 down now. This must be attended to immediately as evidence of corrosion is much worse than Enbridge is saying. They have not been truthful about any spill they have been responsible for in the past. The equipment available at the Straits is woefully inadequate to address any spill. When are they going to tell the truth?
  • Thomas Hickey
    commented 2017-12-15 21:45:58 -0500
  • Bailey North
    commented 2017-12-01 16:09:22 -0500
    I’m coming to Traverse City on Wednesday, December 13 for the public hearing. I will be with a small group of 4 to 6 people driving from Lake George (near Clare) just for the evening. Is there a meeting place before the hearing where you would like us to gather beforehand? Is there a packet of info that you could email me? Is there a contact person?
  • Karen Wachs
    commented 2017-11-29 12:56:50 -0500
    I live in Greater Cincinnati but spend 5 months a year in Suttons Bay, MI. I have donated to Oil & Water Don’t Mix and have gotten involved the Line 5 protest. As I was doing research this morning to prepare to write a letter to the editor about the latest stunt by the Governor of MI, I came upon this recent article in USAToday about the top 20 onshore oil and gas spills since 2010 ( https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/11/17/top-20-onshore-oil-and-gas-spills/876390001/ ). I had never heard of the one in Dansville, MI in April, 2011. I tried doing some basic google research and came up with absolutely nothing about this incident other than a listing of it in this chart: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/reports/safety/IncDetSt_st_MI_flt_sig.html

    Do you know anything about it or do you know where I might find out more information on it? Considering its size, I am kind of perplexed about the lack of information on it.


    Karen Wachs
  • Brenda Rusch
    commented 2017-11-22 20:42:26 -0500
    I am considering working with MovOn.Org to post a petition regarding Line 5. You are the experts. I have some questions and would appreciate a chance to bounce ideas off you. Thanks
  • Mark Contrucci
    commented 2017-11-22 12:36:55 -0500
    State rep Tristan Cole’s office has told me he will vote to close Line 5 if an independent group of engineers will inspect the line and they then call for line closuer. At this time, though, rep Cole’s office did not know who these engineers were or when the inspection would take place or how to contact them. Any of this ringing any bells?
  • Sean Brocklehurst
    followed this page 2017-10-25 13:29:56 -0400
  • Ken Morgan
    commented 2017-10-23 21:51:19 -0400
    Your website says Deadline for signing the Petition is August 4th yet you are asking people to sign now (Oct. 23rd). Is this deadline date correct? Also can you please provide the contact name/e-mail of a strong Oil & Water Don’t Mix representative in Kalamazoo? I want to discuss strategies with them ASAP. I am spreading the word in the Kalamazoo region.
  • Julie Gibson
    commented 2017-10-20 12:45:49 -0400
    I’m so happy to see an organization work to make a difference for everyone.
  • Leonard Kraska
    commented 2017-10-16 15:02:09 -0400
    hello, There is a Community Art Build and Indigenous Storytelling starting 8:00 a.m. at Fenner Nature center in Lansing this Saturday, 10-21-17, to screen signs for Pipeline 5 rallies. Are we, as a group registered for that? There is a public forum later in the day for those that wish to help who are not in a registered group. Just checking. Thanks for keeping the fire lit. Water is life.
  • Karen Wright
    commented 2017-10-13 09:22:07 -0400
    My son, 29, who is a children’s librarian and musician in Ferndale recently composed and recorded a song about Line 5 titled “No Swimming”. Jordan grew up on Lake Huron. Where can I email a copy of this ?
  • Jenna Spray
    commented 2017-09-29 14:11:20 -0400
    I’d like to conduct a phone interview a representative of Oil and Water Don’t Mix to do a write up on the issue, spreading awareness in Philadelphia. If you are interested, please give me a call. Jenna Spray at (812) 639-8742. Thank you.
  • Abe Froeman
    commented 2017-09-15 15:03:45 -0400
    Can we get some bumper stickers?
  • Donna Dutton
    commented 2017-09-11 12:50:51 -0400

  • Ellen Barr
    commented 2017-09-08 16:08:42 -0400
    9/8/2017 I just received a call on behalf of Enbridge, doing a poll on whether I support Enbridge pipeline. I don’t.
  • Sydney Widell
    commented 2017-08-28 13:33:54 -0400
  • Dr. Jerry Perrone
    commented 2017-08-23 18:49:52 -0400

    The Farmhouse B&B, located at Perrone Vineyards in Levering MI .. has rooms available for the bridge walk. We presently have several of your members staying with us..

    Rate for your members is $69.00 per night; per couple; including tax.

    Queen bed, private bath, breakfast, wine tasting, etc, etc.

    Only minutes from the bridge.

    Tele: 1-231-330-1493
  • Annette Kulek
    commented 2017-08-10 13:49:46 -0400
    I want to volunteer! I am retired. I can give my time. Money not so much..
  • Mary Hagan
    commented 2017-08-05 20:06:20 -0400
    I have been slow to voice my opposition to the Line 5.
  • William Twiddy
    commented 2017-08-04 11:26:37 -0400
    input for questioner: line 5 problem. Oil andwater… need to talk to a metallurgist- with credentials. The problem with the line is the welds. 7 1/2 miles times 2 = 15 miles. That is 1500 welds. Those welds were not done under inert arc-welding condistions , therefore the welds are subject to carbides forming in the welds.(carbides are carbon crystals that are brittle -like glass). In industry carbides can be dissipated by annealing which spreads out the carbon molecules. This was not done at the weld site on Line 5 . The welds then are subject to fracture either under pressure or movement. {I am a member}
  • Maggie Singer
    commented 2017-08-03 14:22:49 -0400
    I belong to the environmental group of Traverse City Indivisible. We plan on a big turnout withe, hopefully all theIndivisiblegroups in our district all wearing like tee shirts. We would like to have a couple of rolls of stickers for shutting down the pipeline and need to know how to acquire them. Please advise. Thanks,

    Maggie Singer
  • Gary Steinbach
    commented 2017-07-21 14:57:40 -0400
    My wife and I attended the meeting at hopcat in kalamazoo and wish yard signs would have been available. Org. missed an opportunity to get the word out
  • Julia Chambers
    followed this page 2017-07-17 23:33:09 -0400
  • Jay Richley
    commented 2017-07-14 08:32:34 -0400
    I recenntly e mail my concerns with Line 5 to my State Rep Michelle Hoitenga, as expected the answer was classic stating this is the most inspected pipeline and it’s very safe and I should not be concerned. Before I send her my follow up e mail, just how often is this line under the Straits and the Saint Mary’s river inspected ?
  • Alison Paton
    commented 2017-06-22 10:45:19 -0400
    I would urge you to make it clear on your website that your on-line petition is NOT the petition that is circulating to put the Line 5 issue on the November ballot for a vote of the people. People do not understand the difference — they believe that they have already signed the ballot petition just because they signed your on-line petition, and so then wrongly believe they don’t need to or cannot sign the ballot petition. Let’s not screw this up!!!!!
  • James Britt
    commented 2017-06-22 07:46:46 -0400
    When I try to send the e mail petition I am asked over and over to transcribe a security code to prove I am not a bot. Frustrating.
  • Anna Fisher
    commented 2017-06-13 08:28:31 -0400
    It was so unacceptable that people in my group that drove up from Lansing to Petosky yesterday for the Pipeline “Safety” Advisory Board meeting didn’t get to speak.

    One of the fellas got up at 4am to drive up. They all had worked hard preparing their comments, and one person in particular felt really bad about burning all those greenhouse gases to drive so far for the meeting, but he thought his comments were important. In addition, he is poor, and spending $50 in gas to drive up posed a real hardship for him. That he didn’t get to speak is rotten! For the public comment period after the studies are released, I know you are asking people to submit their comments to OWDM. What about comments to the PSAB that didn’t get to be expressed yesterday? Would you prefer they be submitted here or to the PSAB web-site? I didn’t see any tab where comments could be submitted.
  • Lynne Van Ness
    commented 2017-06-11 19:16:26 -0400
    I am all in to support whatever your group is doing! I am a co-founder of Indivisible Traverse City, and I know we all share the same goals.
  • Cecilia Droz
    commented 2017-06-07 18:43:28 -0400
    oops sorry, i see now where to get a sign, thx
  • Cecilia Droz
    commented 2017-06-07 18:40:39 -0400
    Im sure you realize by now the flyer that folds in thirds, distributed at the Peshawbetown Symposium, has the wrong text phone number. I have made copies and changed to the 231 area code.

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