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.


House Vote SB 1197

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!


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  • Richard Sprague
    endorsed 2018-12-13 11:30:51 -0500
    Vote no on sb 1197
  • Karen Comella
    endorsed 2018-12-11 17:55:27 -0500
    I emailed all these folks a week or so ago, and called 7 this AM.
  • Jane Speer
    endorsed 2018-12-11 16:56:01 -0500
  • AmberLeeSkinner
    @Amberleefraz tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-11 14:24:16 -0500
    Make a huge difference and call or email this list of Michigan Representatives about voting NO on SB 1197. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/contact_these_reps_about_sb_1197?recruiter_id=62246
  • Amber Frazier
    endorsed 2018-12-11 14:23:59 -0500
    Vote No!
  • Leonard Page
    endorsed 2018-12-11 14:20:52 -0500
  • Scott Kelley
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:51:37 -0500
  • Irene Kazmers
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:47:37 -0500
  • Mary Reilly
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:43:46 -0500
  • Jerry Gwg
    @jerry_bier tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-11 13:41:11 -0500
    Make a huge difference and call or email this list of Michigan Representatives about voting NO on SB 1197. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/contact_these_reps_about_sb_1197?recruiter_id=46591
  • Jerry Bierens
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:40:50 -0500
    Called Lee Chatfield, got an assistant, voiced my objections, the assistant was very polite but I didn’t make the call until 1:35 PM, probably too late.

    The second call to Sara Cambensey went to voicemail, left a message. Again 1:35 (approx).
  • Kevin Biglin
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:12:29 -0500
    Called Chatfield office
  • Dane Farner
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:07:10 -0500
    Open email too late. The bill had already passed.
  • Carol Burns
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:03:21 -0500
    I call them all-S. Kraft
  • Emily Duthinh
    endorsed 2018-12-11 13:00:01 -0500
    I left a message with Jim Tedder. It would be helpful to have the house bill number for bills that are on the house floor. Thank you for your efforts
  • John Males
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:56:42 -0500
    I called Rep. Cambensy and Rep. Dianda They were not available. Left message to vote NO on 1197
  • Loren Fennell
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:56:05 -0500
    Whew! Just called every Rep in MI. even though I live in Washington state. As a retired Union Pipefitter/welder, I do not support oil, gas, coal extraction. Nor the nuclear option even though I have worked with brothers and sisters still working in these fields. Support BioMass Conversion. Put an end to sewage treatment plants, animal waste, landfills. Put timber families to work clearing forests of debris. Cleaning our oceans, lakes and rivers of invasive plants. Let’s make our own ORGANIC fuel!
  • Cynthia Greene
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:44:41 -0500
    I was only able to get in 5 call on my lunch hour
  • Christine Keeefe
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:44:37 -0500
    I called and rep Inman said he’s voting no, so I thanked him. Called and left a message with Lucido since it sounds like he’s on the fence; pushed the idea that an environmental catastrophe would be devastating to tourism economy of northern MI, and that current deal violates Native American rights.
  • Jeanine Rossbach
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:42:03 -0500
    I called Larry Imman and left message to vote NO on HB4205 and SB1197
  • Janet Wulf-Marvin
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:22:36 -0500
  • Jody Betten
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:16:56 -0500
  • Susan l wheadon
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:16:05 -0500
    Spoke to Chris Afendoulis. I’ll be interested to see how he votes
  • Susan l wheadon
    @susanpankhurst tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-11 12:15:13 -0500
    Make a huge difference and call or email this list of Michigan Representatives about voting NO on SB 1197. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/contact_these_reps_about_sb_1197?recruiter_id=1679
  • Lou Ann Mckimmy
    endorsed 2018-12-11 12:14:28 -0500
    2 called
  • Gloria Koch
    endorsed 2018-12-11 11:57:14 -0500
    Messages left with all except Chatfield, spoke to Bob who could not say how the rep will vote.

    Lucido, Anthon stated there has been a lot of calls, Lucido has been listening to both sides, did not know how the rep will vote

    Inman, Manda said he was voting no

    Pagel, Lauran said he has not given an answer , reported the rep was getting a lot of calls

    Elder- Mark stated the rep was in discussions now, did not know how the rep is voting, reported receiving many calls
  • Ann Rogers
    endorsed 2018-12-11 11:56:19 -0500
    I reminded Inman that this is not only a danger to our water for life, it is a danger to our economics .

    And it is racism because it violates treaty rights of Native Americans, and also the poor as the failing will hurt them the most.
  • kate dahlstrom
    endorsed 2018-12-11 11:54:40 -0500
    Besides the technical reasons to vote no, I said that Michiganders are stressed and tired of our divisive, hate-filled state government, and we need to work this out in January with something most voters can agree on; maybe a voter referendum even. Please…no more divisive politics in Lansing! Families and friends are being torn apart. It has to STOP.
  • Robert Kennedy
    endorsed 2018-12-11 11:54:25 -0500
  • Daniel Smith
    endorsed 2018-12-11 11:50:08 -0500

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