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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. 

Goal: 15,000 signatures

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  • Ava Barabasz
    signed 2018-10-25 10:26:01 -0400
  • Jessica Bueton
    signed 2018-10-25 10:25:10 -0400
  • Shirley Thomas
    signed 2018-10-25 09:46:09 -0400
  • Marina Lowe
    signed 2018-10-25 05:26:34 -0400
  • Justus Carr
    signed 2018-10-24 23:13:28 -0400
  • Nick Moore
    signed 2018-10-24 14:57:09 -0400
  • Gloria Laracuente
    signed 2018-10-24 00:19:30 -0400
    Please understand the seriousness of this danger. We need your help to ensure that water remains a human right.

    We cannot allow nor can we afford one of the largest supplies of American’s drinking water to become contaminated.

    Please do your part to support the wishes of your constituents, and other fellow concerned Americans such as myself by taking the necessary steps to shut down Line 5.
  • christa barnell
    signed 2018-10-21 21:26:39 -0400
  • Carol Hughes
    signed via 2018-10-21 20:26:56 -0400
    The Great Lakes affect so much life, congratulations and thank you for attempting to do something about protecting this waterway.
  • Blake Masi
    signed 2018-10-21 14:01:22 -0400
  • Brent Hughes
    signed 2018-10-21 12:55:55 -0400
    I’m a Canadian. And a lakeshore resident. And a lifelong sailor. I had NO IDEA about this. And I am disgusted by it. Thank you all so very much for bringing this important issue to light!!! Brent Hughes, Toronto ON
  • Rosalie L
    signed 2018-10-18 14:58:01 -0400
  • Ken Trent
    signed 2018-10-17 13:04:24 -0400
  • Sandra Schmaltz Hill
    signed 2018-10-16 19:39:21 -0400
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    signed 2018-10-16 01:04:41 -0400
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    signed 2018-10-15 19:04:12 -0400
  • Jennifer Richmond
    signed 2018-10-15 13:38:22 -0400
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  • Heather Christy
    signed 2018-10-15 05:56:03 -0400
  • Bryan Hall
    signed 2018-10-14 13:20:57 -0400
  • Samantha Stites
    signed 2018-10-14 12:26:02 -0400
  • Juna Guetter
    signed 2018-10-14 10:40:47 -0400
  • Jim Fendya
    signed via 2018-10-12 08:29:56 -0400
  • Emily Fendya
    signed 2018-10-12 01:11:57 -0400
  • Paul Tetreault
    signed 2018-10-11 21:20:28 -0400
  • Luise Bolleber
    signed 2018-10-11 11:53:54 -0400
  • Ashley McDonald
    signed 2018-10-10 09:50:14 -0400
  • Gary McCormick
    @Garyofthenorth tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-04 10:49:17 -0400
    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 https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=6600
  • Gary McCormick
    signed 2018-10-04 10:48:53 -0400
  • Norman Wellsby
    signed 2018-09-28 13:29:22 -0400
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  • Betty Anguiano
    @banguiano2 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-22 12:12:31 -0400
    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 https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=38409

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