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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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  • Maggie Carter
    signed 2016-03-23 17:59:41 -0400
  • K Pezzella
    signed 2016-03-23 15:29:04 -0400
  • Gary Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-23 14:24:25 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Gary smith
    signed 2016-03-23 14:23:47 -0400
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  • Suze Bonadeo
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  • Danielle Counselman
    signed 2016-03-23 13:19:19 -0400
  • Danielle Sheridan
    signed 2016-03-23 12:24:30 -0400
    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Gay Arnold
    signed 2016-03-23 12:19:56 -0400
    Your miserable, criminal failure to take action to protect the people of Flint and their vital water supply must not be repeated, by further lack of action to protect this vital source of water for the entire country.
  • Ummara Pirom
    signed 2016-03-23 12:17:05 -0400
  • Ann McInnis
    signed 2016-03-23 11:40:55 -0400
    The Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac MUST be shut down. It is totally unconscionable that the risk to the Great Lakes water be allowed to continue even one day more.
  • John Laubach
    signed 2016-03-23 11:14:27 -0400
  • Tabitha Bergman
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  • Susan Prince-Iles
    signed 2016-03-23 10:52:33 -0400
  • Randall Fretz
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-23 09:17:15 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Bonnie King
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-23 08:10:16 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
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  • Katie Petersen
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-23 07:21:24 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Sarah Naperala
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    signed 2016-03-23 06:25:26 -0400
  • Carol Anne
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-23 00:30:45 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
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    Sign the petition: Enforce the Easement

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