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Oil & Water Don't Mix
c/o Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
148 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684-5725


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602 W Ionia St.
Lansing, MI 48933


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  • Julie Gibson
    commented 2017-10-20 12:45:49 -0400
    I’m so happy to see an organization work to make a difference for everyone.
  • Leonard Kraska
    commented 2017-10-16 15:02:09 -0400
    hello, There is a Community Art Build and Indigenous Storytelling starting 8:00 a.m. at Fenner Nature center in Lansing this Saturday, 10-21-17, to screen signs for Pipeline 5 rallies. Are we, as a group registered for that? There is a public forum later in the day for those that wish to help who are not in a registered group. Just checking. Thanks for keeping the fire lit. Water is life.
  • Karen Wright
    commented 2017-10-13 09:22:07 -0400
    My son, 29, who is a children’s librarian and musician in Ferndale recently composed and recorded a song about Line 5 titled “No Swimming”. Jordan grew up on Lake Huron. Where can I email a copy of this ?
  • Jenna Spray
    commented 2017-09-29 14:11:20 -0400
    I’d like to conduct a phone interview a representative of Oil and Water Don’t Mix to do a write up on the issue, spreading awareness in Philadelphia. If you are interested, please give me a call. Jenna Spray at (812) 639-8742. Thank you.
  • Abe Froeman
    commented 2017-09-15 15:03:45 -0400
    Can we get some bumper stickers?
  • Donna Dutton
    commented 2017-09-11 12:50:51 -0400

  • Ellen Barr
    commented 2017-09-08 16:08:42 -0400
    9/8/2017 I just received a call on behalf of Enbridge, doing a poll on whether I support Enbridge pipeline. I don’t.
  • Sydney Widell
    commented 2017-08-28 13:33:54 -0400
  • Dr. Jerry Perrone
    commented 2017-08-23 18:49:52 -0400

    The Farmhouse B&B, located at Perrone Vineyards in Levering MI .. has rooms available for the bridge walk. We presently have several of your members staying with us..

    Rate for your members is $69.00 per night; per couple; including tax.

    Queen bed, private bath, breakfast, wine tasting, etc, etc.

    Only minutes from the bridge.

    Tele: 1-231-330-1493
  • Annette Kulek
    commented 2017-08-10 13:49:46 -0400
    I want to volunteer! I am retired. I can give my time. Money not so much..
  • Mary Hagan
    commented 2017-08-05 20:06:20 -0400
    I have been slow to voice my opposition to the Line 5.
  • William Twiddy
    commented 2017-08-04 11:26:37 -0400
    input for questioner: line 5 problem. Oil andwater… need to talk to a metallurgist- with credentials. The problem with the line is the welds. 7 1/2 miles times 2 = 15 miles. That is 1500 welds. Those welds were not done under inert arc-welding condistions , therefore the welds are subject to carbides forming in the welds.(carbides are carbon crystals that are brittle -like glass). In industry carbides can be dissipated by annealing which spreads out the carbon molecules. This was not done at the weld site on Line 5 . The welds then are subject to fracture either under pressure or movement. {I am a member}
  • Margaret Singer
    commented 2017-08-03 14:22:49 -0400
    I belong to the environmental group of Traverse City Indivisible. We plan on a big turnout withe, hopefully all theIndivisiblegroups in our district all wearing like tee shirts. We would like to have a couple of rolls of stickers for shutting down the pipeline and need to know how to acquire them. Please advise. Thanks,

    Maggie Singer
  • Gary Steinbach
    commented 2017-07-21 14:57:40 -0400
    My wife and I attended the meeting at hopcat in kalamazoo and wish yard signs would have been available. Org. missed an opportunity to get the word out
  • Julia Chambers
    followed this page 2017-07-17 23:33:09 -0400
  • Jay Richley
    commented 2017-07-14 08:32:34 -0400
    I recenntly e mail my concerns with Line 5 to my State Rep Michelle Hoitenga, as expected the answer was classic stating this is the most inspected pipeline and it’s very safe and I should not be concerned. Before I send her my follow up e mail, just how often is this line under the Straits and the Saint Mary’s river inspected ?
  • Alison Paton
    commented 2017-06-22 10:45:19 -0400
    I would urge you to make it clear on your website that your on-line petition is NOT the petition that is circulating to put the Line 5 issue on the November ballot for a vote of the people. People do not understand the difference — they believe that they have already signed the ballot petition just because they signed your on-line petition, and so then wrongly believe they don’t need to or cannot sign the ballot petition. Let’s not screw this up!!!!!
  • James Britt
    commented 2017-06-22 07:46:46 -0400
    When I try to send the e mail petition I am asked over and over to transcribe a security code to prove I am not a bot. Frustrating.
  • Anna Fisher
    commented 2017-06-13 08:28:31 -0400
    It was so unacceptable that people in my group that drove up from Lansing to Petosky yesterday for the Pipeline “Safety” Advisory Board meeting didn’t get to speak.

    One of the fellas got up at 4am to drive up. They all had worked hard preparing their comments, and one person in particular felt really bad about burning all those greenhouse gases to drive so far for the meeting, but he thought his comments were important. In addition, he is poor, and spending $50 in gas to drive up posed a real hardship for him. That he didn’t get to speak is rotten! For the public comment period after the studies are released, I know you are asking people to submit their comments to OWDM. What about comments to the PSAB that didn’t get to be expressed yesterday? Would you prefer they be submitted here or to the PSAB web-site? I didn’t see any tab where comments could be submitted.
  • Lynne Van Ness
    commented 2017-06-11 19:16:26 -0400
    I am all in to support whatever your group is doing! I am a co-founder of Indivisible Traverse City, and I know we all share the same goals.
  • Cecilia Droz
    commented 2017-06-07 18:43:28 -0400
    oops sorry, i see now where to get a sign, thx
  • Cecilia Droz
    commented 2017-06-07 18:40:39 -0400
    Im sure you realize by now the flyer that folds in thirds, distributed at the Peshawbetown Symposium, has the wrong text phone number. I have made copies and changed to the 231 area code.
  • Cecilia Droz
    commented 2017-06-07 18:38:23 -0400
    Need a yard sign please
  • Irish Hanley
    followed this page 2017-06-04 20:28:03 -0400
  • Irish Hanley
    commented 2017-06-04 20:22:37 -0400
    My QUESTION is: "What is he solution? Did no one have a plan to reinforce the pipeline once it neared its “Experitation Date”? Can they build another more sturdy structire to replace it and then stop using the old one?

    I think most folks are tired of hearing complaints and who and how to blame someone but NO THINKING FOLKS appear to be available to presnt SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS! Laws, coust , paper work all kep the lawyers employed but what we need are “DOERS” and Problem Solvers! SO sick of the Whining and complaining and always asking for donatins – Donations for what? For lawsuits and moe talk, talk, talk and ZIP ever gets DONE ! UGH
  • John Lizza
    commented 2017-05-25 12:52:35 -0400
    Hi, I am currently a high school student in the Grosse Pointe school system, I have to do a report on a current events issue, and I caught a glimpse of an article pertaining to this issue. I am really interested in learning about this issue, I will be writing an extensive paper on it and giving a presentation. Is there a specific email or number to have a conversation about this so I can raise awareness.
  • Luis Contreras
    commented 2017-05-19 15:34:36 -0400
    Hello from Arkansas, an amazing state, where crude oil pipelines don’t spill and oil is not toxic.

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson is running for a second term. Unlike Michigan’s Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson and 99.999 percent of our elected Republican representatives, endorse the Plains all American Diamond Pipeline.

    The crude shale oil comes from the Bakken and other fracking sites, on a bulk high-pressure line from Cushing Oklahoma to Memphis Tennessee, connecting with the CapLine, going to the Gulf where oil tankers will ship it overseas.

    In 2015, 92% of U.S. crude oil exports went to Canada, which was exempt from U.S. crude oil export restrictions. After restrictions were lifted, Canada remained the top destination but received only 58% of U.S. crude exports in 2016.

    Below is a story I wrote last week for our local newspaper, Diamond Interruptus.


    Arkansas media is controlled by the people telling the governor what to do. The only stories they run are about “protestors” arrested for non-violent resistance.

    Against all odds, the people will stop Diamond in a cherry-red state. I would be happy to share how this will be done with our Michigan friends.
  • Christian Smith
    commented 2017-05-18 12:13:26 -0400
    I don’t see anything on the website about the ballot initiative being led by Keep Our Lakes Great, does this organization support the ballot proposal or not? If so, please place a link in a prominent location on the website.
  • Edward Haskins
    commented 2017-04-28 11:10:15 -0400
    Have or should the Attorney Generals of contiguous states, such as Illinois and Wisconsin, respond to the letter from Michigan’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette’s, decision to “stand on the sidelines” by failing to enforce legal requirements on pipeline operator Enbridge Energy Partners, who put all the Great Lakes at risk from a catastrophic oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. In the event of an oil spill, these neighboring states will be subject to monumental costs for infrastructure abatement and repair, for degradation to their clean water supplies and for impact to the citizens and industries. These contiguous neighboring states and other downstream states should estimate the dollar value, hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, that Michigan will be sued for failing to enforce Enbridge Energy Partners complete correction of this pipeline system’s potential catastrophic failure.
  • Suzanne Sorkin
    commented 2017-04-28 09:57:00 -0400
    Hi, I’d like to submit comments to the governor about the importance of shutting down Line 5. Can you please let me know how to submit such comments?

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