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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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  • Joyce Halstead
    signed 2016-04-07 21:32:22 -0400
  • Michael Biskner
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-07 12:22:50 -0400
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    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
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  • Allison Boudreau
    @aboudreau13 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-05 20:49:10 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=7672
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  • June Thaden
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    signed 2016-04-04 09:45:07 -0400
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    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
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  • Heidi Apol
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-03 21:40:13 -0400
    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
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  • Constance Joles
    signed 2016-04-03 13:55:24 -0400
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  • Courtney Clark
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  • Melissa Klobuchar
    signed 2016-04-02 21:04:57 -0400
  • Jean Leonard
    signed 2016-04-02 13:56:04 -0400
    I was born and raised in Michigan and even though I now live in Colorado, I continue to follow and care about local Michigan issues. Living in the west where drought and water shortages are increasingly real, I am more aware than ever what a precious resource the Great Lakes are – for Michigan and our nation. Water is the new oil, the new gold. Do not jeopardize this irreplaceable resource or the physical and economic and environmental health and well-being of Michigan by failing to enforce the 1953 easement.

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