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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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  • Nadia
    @nadia_atton tweeted link to this page. 2019-12-05 13:29:35 -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=72436
  • Nadia Atton
    signed 2019-12-05 13:29:20 -0500
  • Aliya de Grazia
    signed 2019-09-23 16:22:20 -0400
    Aliya de Grazia
  • Becky Lyons
    signed 2019-09-22 22:23:54 -0400
  • Marlon Pokorny
    signed via 2019-09-20 21:40:31 -0400
    Thanks for the great join your doing to keep Michigan waters clear for us and the future! God Bless you all.
  • Jenna Castor
    signed 2019-09-10 22:43:59 -0400
  • Andre Brown
    signed 2019-09-03 18:15:36 -0400
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  • Deannaq Luton
    signed 2019-04-23 14:18:37 -0400
    I grew up in kalkaska and my dad still lives there so I’m much more familiar with the community there as well
  • Melissa Miller
    signed 2019-04-23 14:16:23 -0400
    Melissa Miller
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  • 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
  • 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

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