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Help us by are calling on our state leaders to enforce the easement granted to Enbridge for their Line 5 oil pipelines to be allowed to operate in the Straits of Mackinac.

Take action to protect the Great Lakes from a disastrous oil spill.

Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

As you know, the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge pumps almost 23 million gallons of oil every day through its Line 5 pipeline, from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario.

Enbridge is currently operating in violation of the 1953 easement agreement with the State of Michigan to operate Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. Turbulent currents and winter conditions make the Straits the worst possible location for a spill. Required supports for Line 5 have washed out for the second time in two years. Independent experts have identified at least seven state and federal violations of this legal agreement with the state.

Since 1988, this 64-year-old pipeline has failed at least fifteen times, dumping about 260,000 gallons of oil on land and in marshes. This pipeline crosses along the bottom of the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac, and through many sensitive inland lakes, rivers, and wetlands.

This pipeline poses an unacceptable risk to our water, ecosystems, health, and economy.

I urge you to act as legal public trustees of our waters and bottomlands to enforce the 1953 Easement and immediately shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. 

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  • Amanda Salvner
    signed 2018-11-18 14:17:19 -0500
  • Nancy Potter
    @nanjopo tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-07 17:07:49 -0500
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=63035
  • Nancy Potter
    signed 2018-11-07 17:07:38 -0500
  • Cameron Mayo
    @camkuat tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-05 23:28:07 -0500
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=63387
  • Cameron Mayo
    signed 2018-11-05 23:27:50 -0500
  • David Misiuk
    signed 2018-11-05 18:48:31 -0500
  • Kristina Burkett
    signed 2018-11-05 09:26:04 -0500
    This is an outrage something must be done NOW
  • Alex Horak
    @explorak tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-03 04:49:57 -0400
    Join me and sign the petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line 5. Michigan must act now to protect the Great Lakes https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=63342
  • Alex Horak
    signed 2018-11-03 04:49:38 -0400
  • Juliet Collins
    signed 2018-10-31 11:07:41 -0400
    SHUT IT DOWN NOW!!!!

    If you love visiting Michigan HELP any way you can!!
  • Travis Alderman
    signed 2018-10-30 00:24:31 -0400
  • Maegen Leake
    signed 2018-10-30 00:11:20 -0400
  • Inger Kopf
    signed 2018-10-29 21:02:21 -0400
    you don’t have to live in MI to be concerned about the environmental disaster coming to the area. PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES
  • Orion Castaner
    signed 2018-10-29 14:03:35 -0400
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