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  • Nick Allen
    commented 2020-11-27 18:19:52 -0500
    What dates did spills occur on line 5? Enbridge and the CBC both posting that there has been no leaks in the pipelines history. It’s almost 1” thick walled.
  • Hannah Berge
    commented 2020-11-18 11:20:17 -0500
    Hi! I produce a national Canadian radio show called The Evan Solomon Show. We’d love to speak with someone from your organization about the Line 5 pipeline that connects to Canada.

    We’re hoping to do this interview at 12:20pm ET today. It will be a 10 minute live phone interview. Please let me know if anyone is available!


  • Bill Latka
    commented 2020-11-13 14:05:35 -0500
    While the Governor’s action today does not stop the tunnel permitting process, the existing dual pipelines shutting down will have a profound impact on our understanding of whether the tunnel is necessary at all.
  • Jeff Smith
    commented 2020-11-13 13:49:26 -0500
    What does the news today about Gov. Whitmer shutting down Line 5 mean for the pipeline tunnel that is being proposed?
  • Tori Jarosh
    commented 2020-11-11 11:39:22 -0500
    Hi Hi, I’m wondering if you have identified a specific propane distributor in Superior WI who may be able to provide alternative propane services to the U.P.

  • Patricia Janizek
    commented 2020-10-06 15:27:53 -0400
    You requested that people make comments before a hearing. If my residence is outside of the state of Michigan, do you still want comments?
  • Tom Spees
    commented 2020-09-29 15:37:07 -0400
    Hello I am a Great Lakes sailor, and plan to generate support for the Line 5 fight with Lake Michigan Yacht clubs. I am based in Chicago and West MI. Who can I contact to discuss this with? I am pretty passionate about making some things happen. Thanks kindy! Tom Spees, [email protected] or (m) 773.447.9301
  • Mary Ann Baier
    commented 2020-07-25 19:53:37 -0400
    I saw an editorial, Friday July 24 2020, in the Detroit News. “Line 5 tunnel project best bet for Michigan”. I am distraught about my friend, who thinks that this editorial has the only solution. He thinks Govenor Whitmer has it wrong and should not block building the tunnel. I really don’t know what to tell him. I feel like I need to defend the Givenor’s decision.
  • Karin Larsen
    commented 2020-07-21 20:32:13 -0400
    How do I hear about the FaceBook presentation on the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill if I do not do FaceBook?
  • Brandy Reyes
    commented 2020-06-25 13:52:27 -0400
    Grassroots, non-profit, Grand Rapids Water Protectors, is hosting a demonstration advocating for the shut down of Line 5 in coordination with a beach clean up at Holland State Park on June 28th, beginning at 2 PM. The demonstration has been organized by local water activists to highlight the threat posed to our Great Lakes, stemming from the aging and recently damaged oil pipeline which runs through a critical juncture between Lakes Michigan and Huron. An oil spill in this area, referred to as the Mackinac Straits, could have terrible effects on the ecology and economy of the entire Great Lakes region; the likelihood of which only grows as time passes and the pipeline further degrades. From 2:00 to 5:00 PM, activists will congregate on the beach of Holland State Park to protest the Line 5 oil pipeline and engender conversation concerning its looming threat to our national treasure, the largest fresh water system in the world. In conjunction with a beach clean up, we hope to both spread awareness and leave the park cleaner than before.
  • Caitlin Harrigan
    commented 2020-05-21 15:02:55 -0400
    Just wondering where I can purchase a sign locally in Traverse City MI. Thank you!
  • Cyndi Kress
    commented 2020-05-15 11:28:09 -0400
    Please send me the link to view the oral arguments against Enbridge.
  • Gail Syverud
    commented 2020-04-10 14:52:21 -0400
    Can someone reach out to Oil and Water Don’t Mix and see if we can use their petition as a template?

    Here is draft language with the assumption that Oil and Water Don’t Mix allow us to use their petition as a template. This is all the time/energy I have to put into drafting. Feel free to edit/amend as y’all see fit. Can someone confirm the 11 ventilators in our region number? Also, FYI the last paragraph is unchanged from Oil and Water Don’t Mix’s petition.

    Stop Enbridge from using a health crisis to put us at risk and push through their Line 5 Reroute

    In the midst of global Public Health Pandemic Enbridge continues to have out-of-state contractors work on the proposed Line 5 Reroute. Meanwhile, state and federal agencies can’t hold real public hearings and a public comment period in the middle of a global pandemic when the state of Wisconsin is under an emergency order. Enbridge knows this and wants to take advantage of the public health and economic crisis to push through environmental permitting for their proposed Line 5 Reroute around the Bad River Reservation. Allowing Enbridge to compromise the region’s already severely strained medical, financial and human resources is wrong.


    Dear Gov. Evers:

    As COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus has spread throughout the Upper Great Lakes, Exectutive Order #72 was issued on March 12, 2020, which declared a Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the virus has continued to impact Wisconsin severely. While our communities are sheltering-in-place, with many of our youth forced to resort to online learning and most childcare centers closed, only traveling for necessities, working from home (if we are privileged enough), yet we continue to see Enbridge and their contractors maintaining business as usual.

    In light of these circumstances we request that you order the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prioritize actions that are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its economic impact. We believe that emergency and other urgent matters relating to health, safety, financial, or security should receive the state’s full attention. Specifically, we are requesting that you utilize the emergency declaration and expand the Stay At Home Order to include Enbridge’s work for the proposed Line 5 Reroute as “non-essential work”.

    Line 5 is continuing to operate normally and there are Enbridge nor a regulatory agency has indicated that there is an elevated safety concern for a potential oil spill. Yet, Enbridge feels it is acceptable to continue to bring out-of-state contractors into our rural community putting us further at risk to COVID-19. These contractors can be coming from areas of increased COVID-19 risk, using our grocery stores and gas stations, potentially visiting our medical facilities all the while increasing the potential spread of COVID-19. Unlike urban parts of the state, our region does not have the same level of adequate access to healthcare. Between Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties our region only has one hospital with only 11 ventilators. This is why our community is taking the Safer At Home Order so seriously. We know how quickly our only hospital could be overwhelmed by COVID-19 if we aren’t responsible.

    The DNR should consider delaying review for any Enbridge permit applications for the proposed Line 5 Reroute until it has been determined emergency and disaster conditions no longer exist. If action isn’t taken by the DNR and supported by the Governor, we fear that in the short-term COVID-19 will more aggressively and rapidly harm our community. If the permitting process continues and “public input” opportunities arise, they will likely be relegated to virtual public comment as seen in Michigan and Minnesota already, which greatly limits the ability for the public to share their concerns.

    Taking these steps would help to ensure that all appropriate state resources are directed towards the present public health and state emergency. It would also mean that the state government would not unnecessarily take steps that would call for action by local governments, businesses and other organizations affected by the current emergencies, or by our residents, whose ability to meet and communicate with each other has been limited by measures adopted in response to the emergencies. Furthermore, the ability to hold public hearings and public comment during the state emergency will not be possible.


    Noah Saperstein

    Environmental Justice Specialist

    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Red Cliff Environmental Department

    Treaty Natural Resources Division

    Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

    88455 Pike Road

    Bayfield, WI 54814

    Office: 715-779-3650 Ext. 4315
  • Craig Freeland
    commented 2020-03-09 15:12:15 -0400
    Have you all heard of the #StopTheMoneyPipeline (STMP)? I’m an organizer with an organization called Friends of the Earth, one of the many members of the STMP coalition, and wanted to put it on your radar because on April 23rd actions will be taking place across the country targeting the financiers of the fossil fuel industry. With the Line 5 project locked in the judicial system, it would be great to apply pressure on the financial front. Here is a link with information regarding the institutions financing Enbridge: https://www.ran.org/the-understory/whos-banking-enbridge/. And you can find more information about the coalition on the official website: https://www.stopthemoneypipeline.com/ Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions.
  • Kathy Schoen
    commented 2020-01-27 07:45:44 -0500
    My apologies. I planned on coming to Lansing for the rally today but I have a horse that’s very sick -So I can’t attend. Thoughts are with you. Speak truth to power.
  • Daniel Drewyer
    commented 2019-12-21 17:11:23 -0500
  • Gary Sich
    commented 2019-11-17 09:47:29 -0500
  • Ed Verhamme
    commented 2019-10-01 15:45:06 -0400
    The person in your recent post is NOAA federal scientist not an enbridge employee or contractor. I’d suggest removing his photo. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enbridge_pulls_fake_michigan_media_ads_but_cant_erase_real_track_record?fbclid=IwAR25cJLSmDCkILkxewWZG_sI6oExFfQ5ohjku3y836T6YEaqDLYIl7P7_l8
  • Ruthanne Maniteau
    commented 2019-09-26 17:09:29 -0400
    I received a find raising phone call which my phone recognized as originating in Massachusetts. When I tried to question the caller, since I believe this group is based in Michigan, he hung up on me. Was this legitimate? If not, I wanted to inform you of this scam. Thank you.
  • Karin Larsen
    commented 2019-09-22 11:30:31 -0400
    We hope you’ll join us!

    Kalamazoo Environmental Summit

    Please join us for a gathering of local environmental organizations. This evening event will offer facilitated discussion, social networking, and a light meal. Our goal is to get to know each other and each other’s organizations and explore whether and how we might work together more effectively.

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo

    SPONSOR: Kalamazoo Environmental Council

    CONTACT: [email protected]

    To reserve your space:

  • Rochelle D Martinez
    commented 2019-08-15 12:36:44 -0400
  • Joe DeFilippo
    commented 2019-08-07 10:29:13 -0400
  • Gretchen Kronk
    commented 2019-08-06 12:18:04 -0400
    To Bill Latka: Thank you for the heads-up email this morning about the Line 5 resolution up for approval at tomorrow’s meeting of the GT County Commissioners. My question is this, with reference to the 2nd paragraph of the resolution: Does Line 5 indeed transport enough fuel to meet “more than half the propane needs of the state”? Thanks, Gretchen
  • Whitney Valentine
    commented 2019-07-17 10:14:16 -0400
    I’d love to get in contact with Paul Hendricks about a speaking engagement in Saugatuck, Michigan.
  • Ronald Lints
    commented 2019-06-28 15:04:36 -0400

    Dear Senator Stabenow,

    Thank you for informing us of your effort to add additional funding to control the spreading of chronic wasting disease in the Farm Bill 2018. Yes, the research in universities is important to “treat, mitigate and eliminate chronic wasting diseases”, as you stated in your letter dated May 28th, 2019. In addition, Senator Tester (D-Montana) has also introduced a bill: Act (S.689) to address CWD.

    This federal effort is needed but action in the field has to start NOW at the State Level with federal funds. CWD is an infectious disease that spreads quickly (example: The Great State of Wisconsin). I understand research and university research takes time that we do not have.

    Infectious disease in a wildlife population has to be addressed with 100% effort. All core areas need to be treated with proven wildlife management of an infectious disease and that is removing all the animals. Then, testing the surrounding areas for other positive animals, not just deer.

    Waiting for university research will allow CWD to spread. It is time to ACT. Don’t worry about your citizens, they are in this fight together with you and will support elimination of this infectious disease. Elimination is the only intelligent goal.

    All the best,

    Dr. Lints
  • Ronald Lints
    commented 2019-06-28 13:57:59 -0400
    Chronic wasting disease is contaminating our water and land. Let me know the best email to send my literature review. All the best

    Dr Lints
  • Morton E Mattson
    commented 2019-06-11 07:25:16 -0400
    Most Michiganians, who oppose the continued operation of Line 5 have NOT BEEN TOLD OF THE REALITIES OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. They have been lied to regarding the components carried through the pipe line. Only light crude and Natural Gas Liquids have ever been thru the pipeline. Black faced children in Traverse City and Petoskey illustrate the tactics of many critics. Most of the most aggressive critics hate fossil fuels and have a great deal of emotion and passion for their draconian solutions. Those of who live in the real world make our decisions on logic and reason. Yesterday (05/28) I sent an e-mail to Senator Gary about his widely dispersed Coast Guard picture of the anchor tracks on the bottom of the straits that encountered Line 5 (without damage). Damage was a reality to some electrical infrastructure beyond the pipe line. I was born in Escanaba in 1938. One of my first cousins sailed on the lakes right after HS, before he became a fire fighter in the only taconite port on the lower lakes. A few years ago, a taconite bulk carrying ship, now named the SS American Enterprise carried the heaviest taconite load on Lake Michigan, from Escanaba to Burns Harbor, Indiana. The load of pellets weighed 76,000 tons (roughly 152 million pounds / 69 million kg). Yesterday morning, I called the ship building company in Wisconsin to determine the hull plate thicknesses. As built, the referenced plates varied from 0.625 inches to 0.75 inches. The thickness of the Bechtel Built Line 5 is 0.812 inches (30% more than the smallest measure). The clear message of these REALITIES is that Line 5 (THE THICKEST OF ALL ENBRIDGE PIPELINES, IS SAFE AND VERY TOUGH). We really do not need the hassle and expense of a tunnel to keep our citizens safe.

    Mort Mattson,, Trained Surveyor (MSU Surveying Camp , 1957) Route surveyor: I-96 near Nunica, I-94 near Chesterton, IN & I-75 near Grand Blanc_) ; NSF Summer Institutes (62-63-64) Cornell University, Ithaca,NY); Founding Coordinator of the Third Largest Planetarium at Lansing Community College (Total LCC Tenure: 42 years); Founder of “MICHIGAN TOMORROW” circa, 1975.
  • Cindy Kamp
    commented 2019-06-10 16:50:12 -0400
    Is Oil and Water Don’t Mix a 501c3 organization? I want to make a donation and would like to know. Thank you!
  • Tom Perkins
    commented 2019-06-05 16:38:41 -0400
    Hello – My name is Tom Perkins and I’m a reporter with The Guardian putting together a story on Line 5. I’m hoping to set up a phone call with someone at Oil and Water Don’t Mix. Thanks.
  • Mary Bowler
    commented 2019-06-04 10:16:53 -0400
    I ordered a lawn sign last week for local pick up. Then discovered there is no place near me. May I pay the extra $10 only and have one sent? I would check “want to volunteer” but I’m already on the list.

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