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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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Goal: 15,000 signatures

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  • Jennifer Payment
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 15:21:28 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Alex Haussmann
    signed 2016-04-14 15:21:21 -0400
  • Jennifer Payment
    signed 2016-04-14 15:20:47 -0400
  • Judith Detert-Moriarty
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 15:16:02 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Mary Mattson
    signed 2016-04-14 15:13:31 -0400
  • William Gardner
    signed 2016-04-14 15:10:56 -0400
  • James and Diana Wright
    signed 2016-04-14 15:10:21 -0400
  • Stephen Kastner
    signed 2016-04-14 15:07:17 -0400
  • Jeffrey Lepke
    signed 2016-04-14 15:06:11 -0400
  • John Pixley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 15:06:00 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • John Pixley
    signed 2016-04-14 15:05:07 -0400
    Is governor Snyder have another crisis in the making. Will the taxpayers be charged for cleaning up the Great Lakes?
  • Matthew Posner
    signed 2016-04-14 15:00:10 -0400
  • Kelly Dumas
    signed 2016-04-14 15:00:00 -0400
    Do your job AG- don’t just prosecute private landowners for easement violations – wealthy corporations must follow the law too…
  • Renu O'Connell
    signed 2016-04-14 14:58:44 -0400
  • Jim Brinkman
    signed 2016-04-14 14:58:34 -0400
  • Carol Ingells
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 14:57:34 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Joanne Guertin
    signed 2016-04-14 14:57:06 -0400
  • Carol Ingells
    signed 2016-04-14 14:56:53 -0400
  • Ted Neuner
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 14:56:26 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Deborah Henley
    signed 2016-04-14 14:56:14 -0400
  • David Warren
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 14:56:12 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Ted Neuner
    signed 2016-04-14 14:56:05 -0400
  • Shannon Schueller
    signed 2016-04-14 14:55:59 -0400
  • Liz Kirkwood
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-14 14:55:04 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Steven Blair Kopacki
    signed 2016-04-14 14:54:51 -0400
    WE just can’t trust Enbridge after KZoo. The disaster that would be caused by a leak would be devastating. Enbridge has there new pipelines. Line 5 has done it’s job for over 60 years. Thank you but no thank you anymore.
  • Alicia Lemorie
    signed 2016-04-14 14:54:48 -0400
  • Liz Kirkwood
    signed 2016-04-14 14:54:40 -0400
    Liz Kirkwood
  • Susan Barber
    signed 2016-04-14 14:54:07 -0400
    Susan Barber
  • Elizabeth Dell
    signed 2016-04-14 14:53:51 -0400
  • Barbara Abbott
    signed 2016-04-14 14:53:06 -0400
    Barbara Abbott

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