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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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  • Tabitha Bergman
    signed 2016-03-23 11:03:18 -0400
  • Susan Prince-Iles
    signed 2016-03-23 10:52:33 -0400
  • Randy 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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    I signed a petition to shut down the flow of oil in #Line5 - Michigan must Enforce the Easement.
  • Sarah Naperala
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  • John Mangan
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  • 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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  • Fran DarIing
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  • Natalie Keast
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  • Melissa Sklar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-22 22:25:45 -0400
    Sign the petition: Enforce the Easement
  • Melissa Sklar
    signed 2016-03-22 22:25:29 -0400
  • Marcus McGlown
    signed 2016-03-22 22:04:17 -0400
  • Pat Gilbert
    signed 2016-03-22 21:55:07 -0400
    THINK about the damage!!! It WILL happen
  • Diane Emling
    signed 2016-03-22 21:00:25 -0400
  • Steven Long
    signed 2016-03-22 20:42:12 -0400
    I live in the U.P.

    You won’t find and support for a pipeline up here.
  • Kelly Thayer
    signed 2016-03-22 20:27:10 -0400
  • robert mcvicar
    signed 2016-03-22 19:37:38 -0400
  • June Thaden
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-22 19:15:22 -0400
    Sign the petition: Enforce the Easement
  • Richard Sills
    signed 2016-03-22 18:27:19 -0400
    At some point, the people will be not only be holding the oil industry accountable but the legislators that maintain their legal right to violate the planet as a whole.
  • kayla levis
    signed 2016-03-22 13:58:10 -0400
  • Francis DiMaria
    signed 2016-03-20 19:15:50 -0400

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