time-for-this-to-go.jpgEndless studies, backroom deals, and inaction from state leaders do not protect the Great Lakes from a Line 5 oil spill. We know enough to know that a spill from a pipeline operated by a foreign corporation with a questionable track record would do irreparable harm to Michigan's citizens, tourism, and our blue economy.

Take Action Now and Endorse the Oil & Water Don't Mix Plan to Decommission Line 5

Help us make this stick! We need thousands of endorsements of this plan to show the powers that be that there is a way to take real action now to prevent disaster.

Make a difference this election year. Let's compel candidates and current leaders to act with the knowledge that thousands support a plan that can actually work.

The Five Step Plan to Decommission Line 5

These are the highlights. Read the complete plan here.

  1. The Attorney General or Governor immediately files a legal action against Enbridge to enforce ongoing violations of the Easement Agreement pursuant to public trust law.
  2. Governor Snyder directs the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to examine alternatives for providing propane to the Upper Peninsula.
  3. Governor Snyder directs the MPSC to examine alternatives for transport of light crude oil produced in northern Michigan to refining operations.
  4. MPSC moves forward with alternatives to meet Michigan’s needs.
  5. Line 5 is disassembled and removed from the Straits and state has a plan for the removal of the rest of Line 5.

 

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  • Bernadette Red Ear Horse
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 09:19:16 -0500
  • Daniel Williams
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 09:13:14 -0500
  • Kathy Archambeau
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 09:11:42 -0500
    The Great Lakes are too important to risk!
  • Susan Ora
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 09:10:45 -0500
  • Edith Gerber
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 08:54:47 -0500
  • Leslie Sobel
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 08:52:33 -0500
  • Cathy Helton
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 08:52:21 -0500
  • Dean Brossy
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 08:51:02 -0500
  • Bruce Kring
    endorsed 2018-01-23 07:39:06 -0500
  • Monni Raphael
    endorsed 2018-01-23 04:49:16 -0500
  • Phil Smith
    endorsed via 2018-01-23 01:53:11 -0500
  • Kim Tapio-Nuzzo
    endorsed 2018-01-23 00:54:01 -0500
  • Alanna Maguire
    endorsed 2018-01-22 23:14:48 -0500
  • Ruth beasley
    endorsed 2018-01-22 23:12:49 -0500
  • Jeremy and Mike Connolly
    endorsed 2018-01-22 22:58:58 -0500
  • Lee Solomon
    endorsed 2018-01-22 22:29:32 -0500
  • Carol Gagliardi
    endorsed 2018-01-22 22:05:29 -0500
  • Claudette Byers
    endorsed 2018-01-22 21:40:25 -0500
  • Clayton Queen
    endorsed 2018-01-22 21:34:17 -0500
  • Manfred Klein
    endorsed 2018-01-22 21:33:59 -0500
    Line 5 needs to be closed down as soon as possible. Despite Enbridge’s assurances that all is will with Line 5, their history of oil spills, most notably tin the Kalamazoo River in 2014, occurring after the company offered similar assurances, run counter to the facts. Close it downW!
  • Zhulieta Stoyanova
    endorsed 2018-01-22 20:58:59 -0500
  • Sean McBrearty
    endorsed 2018-01-22 20:12:46 -0500
  • Margaret Youngs
    endorsed 2018-01-22 20:04:19 -0500
  • Jackie Antony
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:55:33 -0500
  • William Lawrence
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:55:00 -0500
  • Randall Klinger
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:52:55 -0500
  • Kathleen Newman
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:39:51 -0500
  • Alex Keefe
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:32:02 -0500
  • Kathleen Brown
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:31:59 -0500
  • Ashley Yonker
    endorsed 2018-01-22 19:27:59 -0500
    I personally know union people that work on these pipelines. I have listened to them over and over talk about how unsafe the pipelines are. They say “It’s not a matter of if, but when, they will break.”


    Many inspectors are either not qualified to do their jobs to ensure the integrity of the pipelines, or they are paid well to ensure that the job gets finished as soon as possible and look the other way regarding the quality and integrity of the job. You have no way to know which it is and soon the unbelievable will happen, we will have a major oil spill. If the union guys bring it up they are told to go back to their job (and they know they risk losing their work so they do).

    YOU are responsible to not allow this to happen. YOU CAN NOT ENSURE that it won’t happen. The only option you have to make sure it won’t happen is to not allow it to begin with. Otherwise the safety of our lands and water, and the health of those exposed to a leak, are in jeopardy. When it happens, it will be your fault because you had the power to stop it and you chose not to.


    The best interests of the public are, and should be, your primary interests.

    You MUST rethink this and not allow Line 5 to continue. We, and our ecosystems, can never recover from the disasters that will occur, and they will. You have the power to stop this before it starts. For God’s sake, do the sane thing and close line 5 now.

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