UPDATE: Tuesday, December 11, 12:15 PM - Here are the results of the House vote for SB 1197 (74-34). Big money and greed win today. But the fight continues. Leaving a pipeline in the Great Lakes for 10 or more years is not an option. Not on our watch. Thanks for all that called and emailed Representatives.
Call these Michigan Representatives ASAP and then report your call below.
Rep. Lee Chatfield: (517) 373-2629
Rep. Sara Cambensy: (517) 373-0498
Rep. Scott Dianda: (517) 373-0850
Rep. Peter Lucido: (517) 373-0843
Rep. Brandt Iden: (517) 373-1774
Rep. Daniela Garcia: (517) 373-0830
Rep. Mike McCready: (517) 373-8670
Rep. Sue Allor: (517) 373-0833
Rep. Larry Inman: (517) 373-1766
Rep. David Maturen: (517) 373-1787
Rep. Chris Afendoulis: (517) 373-0218
Rep. Julie Calley: (517) 373-0842
Rep. Kathy Crawford: (517) 373-0827
Rep. Jason Sheppard: (517) 373-2617
Rep. Jim Lilly: (517) 373-0838
Rep. Scott VanSingel: (517) 373-7317
Rep. Dave Pagel: (517) 373-1796
Rep. Brett Roberts: (517) 373-1775
Proposed Talking Points
State your name and where you live.
Please vote no on SB 1197, the bill authorizing an oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. My specific concerns include:
- The current Line 5 pipeline must be shut down as soon as possible. SB 1197 would allow the existing Line 5 pipeline to remain in the open waters of the Great Lakes for at least another decade.
- Any tunnel should be taxed as private property. This bill would designate the utility tunnel as public property, which risks removing from the tax rolls the over $500,000 of private investment for a private corporation.
- No state funds for the tunnel. This tunnel proposal serves primarily a private purpose, the State of Michigan should not spend our tax dollars to help a private company build, maintain, permit, or litigate this proposed tunnel.
Remember to thank them for their time!