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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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  • Rebecca Young
    signed 2017-11-20 11:05:36 -0500
  • Brenda Bonini
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-20 11:02:11 -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
  • brenda bonini
    signed 2017-11-20 11:01:27 -0500
  • Sandra Place
    signed 2017-11-20 10:53:02 -0500
    Sandra L. Place
  • Gary Pudvan
    signed 2017-11-20 10:46:24 -0500
    Gary Pudvan
  • Angie Spencer
    signed via 2017-11-20 10:45:54 -0500
  • Janet Fulgenzi
    signed 2017-11-20 10:42:35 -0500
    Janet Fulgenzi
  • Tiara Harter
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  • Linda McCallum
    signed 2017-11-20 10:27:24 -0500
  • Don Prescott
    signed 2017-11-20 10:21:59 -0500
  • Paul Kerman
    signed 2017-11-20 10:21:42 -0500
  • Carolyn Monahan
    signed 2017-11-20 10:16:41 -0500
    Enbridge’s track record is reason enough to shut down Line 5 in the Straits.

    Carolyn Monahan
  • Mike Lewis
    signed 2017-11-20 10:08:01 -0500
  • Philip Micklin
    signed 2017-11-20 10:06:02 -0500
  • Kate Grandfield
    signed 2017-11-20 09:50:55 -0500
  • rick kinas
    signed 2017-11-20 09:45:17 -0500
  • Lisa Kahl
    signed 2017-11-20 09:42:29 -0500
  • Amanda Cohrs
    signed 2017-11-20 09:42:06 -0500
  • Mary Rodgers
    signed 2017-11-20 09:35:58 -0500
    A spill in the Great Lakes would be catastrophic. Do not let it be your legacy that you allowed it to happen.
  • Diane Mahon
    signed 2017-11-20 09:22:52 -0500
  • Linda Howard
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-20 09:10:18 -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
  • Linda Howard
    signed 2017-11-20 09:09:27 -0500
  • Stacy Haggard
    signed 2017-11-20 09:08:24 -0500
    Stacy Haggard
  • Leslie Sutliff
    signed 2017-11-20 09:08:05 -0500
  • Linda Prostko
    signed 2017-11-20 09:01:44 -0500
    Linda Prostko
  • Marilyn Alimpich
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-20 09:00:24 -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
  • Marilyn Alimpich
    signed 2017-11-20 09:00:06 -0500
  • Kate Laramie
    signed 2017-11-20 08:51:36 -0500
    The consequences of an oil spill in the Great Lakes would be catastrophic ecologically, and the impact would be felt by everyone who drinks freshwater from the Great Lakes, participates in the lakes’ billion dollar fishery and pays into the tourism industry every year in Michigan. Cleanup would take decades, and the watershed likely would never be the same again. No pipeline is worth this risk.
  • gloria hahn
    signed 2017-11-20 08:51:16 -0500
  • Nathan Poirier
    signed 2017-11-20 08:48:04 -0500
    Nathan Poirier

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