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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  • Janet Fairchild
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:49:09 -0500
    Yes, I started at the bottom of the list and called 8. I have also emailed several of them over the past few days. Left messages using two out of three talking points. Thanks, Janet Fairchild
  • Rebecca Yoder
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:48:25 -0500
    I emailed all of them previously, and received a response from two of them. and an automated response from Lee Chatfield, who is from Levering, Mi. which is the next town over from my hometown of Cross Village. Today I tried to call Lee Chatfield. He was too busy to take my call. I left a message with whomever answered.
  • Patrick Linton
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:47:02 -0500
    Just emailed Rep. Allor who spoke with me a few weeks ago. Last August she came out with a formal position against line 5. I hope this will carry forward to being against SB 1197

    Pat Linton

  • Peggy Bodt
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:45:40 -0500
    I called Lee Chatfield to vote no on the bill.
  • Liz Kirkwood
    followed this page 2018-12-11 08:44:58 -0500
  • Cynthia Elliott
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:44:17 -0500
    Called them all!
  • Teresa Scollon
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:43:47 -0500
    I called Larry Inman’s office and left a voice mail, stating that I live in his district, and asking him to vote no on SB 1197. I passed the email on to family members downstate.
  • Liz Kirkwood
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:43:21 -0500
    I sent emails to Lee Chatfield and Sue Allor. This morning I called Cambensy, Dianada, Lucido, Iden, Garcia, and Chatfield. Briefly expressed my concerns and asked them to vote no on 1197.
  • James Grant
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:41:35 -0500
  • Tom Harrington
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:40:14 -0500
    called Kathy, no answer left message
  • Kurt Luttermoser
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:40:04 -0500
  • Camille McCoy
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:36:22 -0500
    I called all the representatives listed and left a message.
  • Patricia Hakala
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:30:31 -0500
    I expressed my feelings that 10 years is too much time to gamble with our Great Lakes on this issue. I left it at that. The gentleman who answered took my name and location. He listened, thanked me, and assured me Rep Chatfield would get my message.
  • D A Hughes
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:30:14 -0500
    Called at 8:20am and left my recording.
  • Amy Sung
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:26:26 -0500
  • Suzanne Sorkin
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:23:17 -0500
    Left messages (again) for my rep, Inman, and for Cambensy and Dianda. For Dianda I have been stressing that alternative propane arrangements can be found for UP.. I got Lucido"s staffer and gave him message. He did not sound familiar with SB 1197. Have sore throat so need to stop now.
  • Ron Kardos
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:14:20 -0500
  • John Childs
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:10:28 -0500
    I called Lee Chatfield. Stated I live in his District (Mackinaw City, Emmet County. Used the talking points. All so said there is no value to Michigan from the pipeline.
  • Susan Farquhar
    endorsed 2018-12-11 08:07:37 -0500
    I left messages with the entire list. Representative Lucido’s office did pick up “We know, we know how you feel, we’ve received 15 calls already. Thanks for calling!”
  • Suzannah Tobin
    endorsed 2018-12-11 07:46:13 -0500
  • William Gittlen
    endorsed 2018-12-11 07:45:19 -0500
    left a message on their answering machine, stressing the talking points listed above
  • 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

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