SB 1197 was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, December 5. A vote in the state House is expected on Tuesday, December 11. If passed out of the House, it will be on its way to Gov. Snyder's desk, and all indications are that he will sign this into law. There are several house representatives who are still undecided on this bill, and we need everyone to call each of them using our main talking points. It's GO time!

Call these Michigan Representatives ASAP and then report your call below.

Rep. Lee Chatfield: (517) 373-2629You Can Do It
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
Rep. Brian Elder: (517) 373-0158

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!

 

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Showing 61 reactions

  • Julie Wagner
    endorsed 2018-12-11 07:21:03 -0500
    I left a voicemail for Mike McCready
  • Barbara Stamiris
    endorsed 2018-12-11 06:48:31 -0500
    Call early and leave a message!
  • Margaret Pierson
    endorsed 2018-12-11 06:43:59 -0500
  • Gail Haynes
    endorsed 2018-12-11 06:30:07 -0500
  • Kathleen Oliver
    endorsed 2018-12-11 06:24:59 -0500
    I called Calley, Affendoulis, and Garcia, leaving a message.
  • Anna Eggleston
    endorsed 2018-12-10 09:39:23 -0500
    I called!
  • Cathy Hadden
    endorsed 2018-12-10 09:25:01 -0500
    Emailed all representatives on the list
  • Karen Modell
    endorsed 2018-12-09 22:07:30 -0500
    I emailed each of those representatives on 11/28 and then again on 12/6 after the change was made to the reference of the Bridge Authority. I received one response from Mike Mccready basically telling me that he acknowledges my email but that the tunnel should solve the problem of Line 5 (basically ignoring the crux of my email).
  • Abbey Black
    endorsed 2018-12-09 18:17:52 -0500
  • Dagny Monette
    endorsed 2018-12-09 15:38:25 -0500
  • Mary Novrocki
    endorsed 2018-12-09 11:50:39 -0500
  • Christine VanSloten
    endorsed 2018-12-08 09:45:09 -0500
  • Michael Ross
    endorsed 2018-12-07 13:43:41 -0500
  • Juanita LaPorte O'Connor
    endorsed 2018-12-06 16:47:22 -0500
    We should not be committing to building 99-year fossil fuel infrastructure. The US government’s 4th Climate Assessment predicts dire impacts for Michigan and the Midwest. Please do not let the building of this pipeline go through. Protect the great lakes, land, people and wildlife. Thank you for your time.
  • Juanita LaPorte O'Connor
    endorsed 2018-12-06 16:47:21 -0500
    We should not be committing to building 99-year fossil fuel infrastructure. The US government’s 4th Climate Assessment predicts dire impacts for Michigan and the Midwest. Please do not let the building of this pipeline go through. Protect the great lakes, land, people and wildlife. Thank you for your time.
  • deb hansen
    endorsed 2018-12-06 14:46:35 -0500
  • Kathleen Mayo
    endorsed 2018-12-05 22:30:40 -0500
  • Patricia MacIntosh
    endorsed 2018-12-05 17:57:37 -0500
    Office staff listened politely. Sounded tired of getting calls. Didn’t want to engage in conversation. Stated simply she would share my concerns with Larry Inman.
  • Jen Schaap
    endorsed 2018-12-05 17:05:19 -0500
  • Ken Faris
    endorsed 2018-12-04 23:34:39 -0500
  • Credence White
    endorsed 2018-12-04 20:38:21 -0500
    Emailed all on the list!
  • Jason Israilov
    endorsed 2018-12-04 18:22:50 -0500
  • Matthew Spletzer
    endorsed 2018-12-04 17:37:53 -0500
  • Denise Sica
    endorsed 2018-12-04 01:21:13 -0500
    Emailed all on the list urging them to do the right thing and Vote NO!
  • William McMullin
    endorsed 2018-12-03 23:31:22 -0500
    I sent e-mails.
  • Karol Walker
    endorsed 2018-12-03 21:29:42 -0500
    I emailed all 17 reps.
  • Richard VanDeWeghe
    endorsed 2018-12-03 17:59:34 -0500
    I emailed Larry Inman. I paraphrased the taking points to personalize my message. Thanks for the alert.
  • Jan Strait
    endorsed 2018-12-03 13:13:41 -0500
    I called Rep Afendoulis
  • Barbara McIntyre
    endorsed 2018-12-03 12:56:21 -0500
  • James Gracy
    endorsed 2018-12-03 12:32:07 -0500

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