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  • Hannah Wagar
    commented 2017-04-26 11:09:57 -0400
    Hello, My name is Hannah Wagar and I am a sophomore at Petoskey High school in Northern Michigan. I am apart of a school environmrntal group and we want to help as much as possible. How can me and my group teach others on this issue (Pipeline 5, alternative energy, etc.) and the effects of the Great Lakes? Also considering we are almost about 16 years old, how can we get involved? Thank you!
  • Ron Kardos
    commented 2017-04-24 08:41:36 -0400
    After reading some recent emails, it isn’t clear if the original intent was to have Line 5 shut down completely or to just shut it down across the Straits. Pleas advise me.
  • Kathie Weinmann
    commented 2017-04-17 13:48:10 -0400
    I am registered for Lobby Day on 4/19, but have a scheduling conflict for the Call-In tonight. Will I be able to listen later on line? THX!
  • Bill Latka
    commented 2017-04-09 23:02:05 -0400

    Enbridge owns a vast network of pipelines that do not cut through the Great Lakes. Why don’t they use those to transport this oil? They doubled the capacity of their Line 6B just a few years ago (after they spilled 1M gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River watershed) – do you think they might have some capacity there?

    This multi-billion dollar company has unlimited resources to maintain their line, and so a nonprofit and tens of thousands of Michigan residents who wish to protect the Great Lakes from an oil spill will not stop them from doing what they could and should do to prevent their pipe from rupturing.

    The problem is all pipelines leak. The Great Lakes is simply no place for an oil pipeline.

    Thank you for expressing your concerns.
  • Kathleen Ballard
    commented 2017-04-09 13:53:13 -0400
    Your organization is just a HUGE waste of money & time. You are blocking the maintainence of a pipeline hoping for a disaster so you can have a cause!! Let the company do its due diligence without your uneducated & bleeding heart interference. You don’t support putting this fuel on trucks or rails. How do you suggest this product be moved?
  • Mary Maiorano
    commented 2017-04-08 12:10:14 -0400
    I have a meeting scheduled with Fred Upton. I am allowed to bring one person. The meeting will take place in Kalamazoo. Is there someone in this area who would be interested in attending the meeting with him. The focus on my meeting will be Line 5.
  • Tanner Evans
    commented 2017-03-29 17:38:27 -0400
    Hi, my name is Tanner Evans and I am a filmmaker at Michigan State University. I am currently working on a short documentary about Line 5 and would love to interview someone involved with this organization about the issue. Please feel free to email/call me whenever you can. I left my information in the boxes below. Thanks!
  • Larry Gephart
    commented 2017-03-20 16:19:44 -0400
    At the pipeline advisory board meeting in Lansing there was a Gentleman that presented the board with an independent report of the condition of the line. i was wondering if any one knows how i can get a copy of that report?
  • Lara Jesiek
    commented 2017-03-15 09:13:26 -0400
    I wonder—- Who would help me and be interested in helping put together a Local Line 5 Fundraiser and community Awareness event? - My last event wasnt half as much as i had hoped, and tho i had some help which i was blessed and grateful for i needed more.. And thanks to the weather, few showed up.. none of my speakers made it, the drum didnt make it.. everything was falling through on me..

    However, with all the movements for Line 5, Id like to see about possibly doing something with that.. I have many left over items from this past auction id like to use up and more Id like to see about gathering..

    Id like to find speakers, Id like to find those who work with oil and water, and flow, and even ex army corps of engineers and dow chemicals specialsts Such as Dr Ed Timm, that live here to come and speak.. Id like to invite people i know who were involved in animal clean up for the Line 6 Spill in Kalamazoo. —

    Id like to offer a presentation of what we stand to lose, raise money for the protest – so we can make it BIGGER this year… I mean Honestly id like to shut the BRIDGE DOWN with people to make a statement… How amazing would that be?
    I want to see hundreds of people in the floatilla.. Id like to get word out now!!!!.. Thats what we Need..

    Soooooooooo Who would be interested in helping me? Do you think this would be something good to do?? Im going to need the help from my community too.. I cant do it alone!!!!!….

    THOUGHTS?? -—— IDEAS?? -—— PLEASE PRESENT THEM!!!!!!!! <3 Thank you - Kchi migwetch!!!!…
  • Kyle Robinson
    commented 2017-03-11 15:18:44 -0500
    I have been working diligently to make contact with 20+ groups in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula to find out what I can do and who to contact regarding line 5, line66 and Aquila Resources Back 40 Mine. Please read this through to help me help these networks send out letters. ANSWERSOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE

    I have made progress, but my current battle is stopping a " social license to operate" = get all communities, nature and fishing groups, businesses, and local organizations to write a letter to any bank or firm that is invested in these projects directly. This can also have effect to write to any municipalities encouraging them to write a formal memorandum to these entities that are investing in Enbridge and Aquila Resources and to the project leaders in these companies themselves. HIT THEM IN THE WALLET LEGALLY AND MORALLY

    I seek to find ANY COMPANY OR BANK INVESTED in these 3 projects and write a letter explaining why they is fiscally irresponsible. If we can give the impression that this will be a drawn out project, which will be a more expensive project then the companies estimated they or their investors may divest. Most investors want a rapid return on profit and if they don’t see this occurring then they will invest in another venture, which may cause the company itself to abandon its motions to threaten our waters. I need a list of any names of companies anybody knows so I can create more letters to mail to them from all the groups that I am in contact with. SO even if Michigan, DEQ , DNR, and politicians are bribed to allow permits, socially they will feel much pressure from all sides of the communities.
  • Mardi Link
    commented 2017-02-27 13:31:38 -0500
    Is there someone at your organization who would speak to a class of local student journalists? I’m the writer fellow for Front Street Writers at the Career Tech Center in Traverse City and we are researching Line 5, plan to write a special report on the issues, and would like to invite someone from OilandWaterDontMix to visit our class, explain the issues facing Michigan regarding the pipeline and answer questions.
  • Brock Johnson
    commented 2017-02-17 22:14:38 -0500
    hi i love your website, i do not want to see this happen to great lakes. i love the great lakes may i share your website and talk to other people to stop it because i think we can do anything!
  • Andrew Zapfe
    commented 2017-02-16 19:36:40 -0500
    Hi! My name is Andrew Zapfe. I am part of a group here at Central Michigan University looking to take action with Line 5! We are looking to get the word out about the potential hazards that this pipeline poses. I am originally from Northern Michigan and know how much damage a spill would cause. My group and I are trying to get as much help to get the ball rolling as fast as possible, we just wanted to see if there was anyway to get more information from you guys to help us spread the word. Thanks!
  • Willie P.
    commented 2017-01-13 11:18:28 -0500
  • Tanner Evans
    commented 2017-01-02 10:45:19 -0500
    My name is Tanner Evans and I am on my way to becoming a young filmmaker. I am a freshman at Michigan State and an outdoor enthusiast, as are my friends. My buddy Darrin and I went out the other day and skied in the morning and followed it with an early afternoon surf session. I documented the entire thing and made a quick edit of it. Here’s the link, I hope you enjoy


    (feel free to share)

    Also, I hope you don’t mind, but I did throw in a little message at the end of the video and in the description directing people to this website to get involved.
  • Gerrit Schaap
    commented 2016-12-29 16:50:27 -0500

    I currently am living in Reno, Nevada, but by the end of January I should be driving back to my hometown of West Olive.

    Before I moved to Reno, I was working on getting a presentation and public talk set up for the Grand Haven City Mayor and City Council. I was in crunch time and I had to make my move to Reno before I could get anything finalized.

    A week or two ago, I was listening in on a phone group chat and it was all about educating on the issue of Line 5 and how we can do something about it.

    They mentioned that they have had more success in some cases in getting the County to sign a Resolution, moreso than getting individual cities and townships. Because if the County is on board, then the cities and townships are more likely to follow.

    I was wondering if you guys might have some suggestions for bringing the issue up to the Board of Commissioners in Ottawa County. I hope to be working on this as soon as I get back to Michigan.

    Thank you all!
  • Liz George
    commented 2016-12-22 15:52:23 -0500
    My name is Liz George – I am reaching out on behalf of Cheryl Angel, an indigenous leader from Standing Rock who will be stopping in Flint as part of her speaking tour. We are looking to have local leaders who have been fighting for clean water in Michigan speak on our panel and potentially partner with us to spread the word and help make this event a success. Would love to chat further, if this is of interest to you all!
  • Ron Kardos
    commented 2016-12-13 21:13:42 -0500

    What is:


  • Alison Thomas
    commented 2016-12-13 15:04:41 -0500
    Please help spread the news! A protest outside an enbridge office is happening this week. If anyone who runs your organization can make it that would be wonderful!
  • Brenna Pixley
    commented 2016-12-08 21:54:10 -0500
    HI wonderful people! I am inquiring on how I can acquire a sign for my yard?? I saw them up north recently and would like some for here in Kalamazoo. THANK YOU
  • Jennifer Hoin
    commented 2016-12-06 18:04:57 -0500
  • Craig Goble
    followed this page 2016-12-04 17:50:22 -0500
  • Craig Goble
    commented 2016-12-04 17:49:05 -0500
    Lets emulate Standing Rock! Just heard the news about the Army Corp backing down on DAPL. Since petitions and pretty please requests to MI state government are not doing it, how about a “Castle Rock” (a famous St. Ignace attraction) massive, sustained gathering to up the pressure! Isn’t a massive physical presence sometimes the only thing that makes real change? Thanks!
  • Savannah Walker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-23 20:14:09 -0400
  • Savannah Walker
    commented 2016-10-23 20:13:32 -0400
  • Bevan Suits
    commented 2016-10-22 16:14:52 -0400
    What is the politics of Line 5? What prevents the governor and politicians from taking this issue seriously?
  • Tia Gibbs
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-11 13:22:22 -0400
    This is something worth reading and trying to fix. I love living in MI- I love the great lakes. I love the way MI looks outside- the beauty of our state. Well worth trying to keep it nice.
  • tia gibbs
    commented 2016-10-11 13:20:40 -0400
  • Gerry Niedermaier
    commented 2016-09-20 08:33:04 -0400
    Good morning.

    I noted on the list of Organizations supporting that Michigan State University College Democrats – East Lansing, MI, has become a member. I don’t see any other Democratic organizations, like county groups. Do you prefer they don’t join?
  • Patrick McKay
    commented 2016-09-19 13:47:48 -0400
    I work in a history museum in Rochester Hills Michigan and would like to know how I can show the film Great Lakes, Bad Lines. How do I get permission to show it – how long is it, does it cost to show it and is their a trailer I can use to advertise it?

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