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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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  • Deborah Bortot
    signed via 2018-08-15 18:48:48 -0400
  • Lauren Sargent
    signed via 2018-08-15 17:40:13 -0400
  • Susan Blogg
    signed via 2018-08-15 07:35:28 -0400
  • Sherry Eldridge
    signed 2018-08-10 09:32:17 -0400
  • Donna Brackett
    signed 2018-08-02 14:58:44 -0400
    Water is VITAL— Please protect it!
  • Cara Spindler
    signed 2018-08-02 09:06:24 -0400
  • Adam Wells
    signed 2018-07-26 20:37:31 -0400
  • Daniel Wojcik
    signed 2018-07-25 06:13:56 -0400
    Continuing to allow a 65 year old pipeline that was designed to last 50 years is an unacceptable risk. This foreign owned pipeline company has more spills and takes longer to detect them than most other companies. Sand oil is viscous and requires more heat, pressure and toxic solvents to push it through pipelines that were not designed to handle liquid with sand in it.
  • Maren Monson
    signed via 2018-07-17 19:22:48 -0400
  • Amara Alexandra
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-17 18:36:03 -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
  • Amara Vogt
    signed 2018-07-17 18:35:35 -0400
  • Dan Krizanek
    signed 2018-07-11 11:58:38 -0400
  • Kathleen Gayda
    signed 2018-07-05 12:25:08 -0400
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    signed 2018-06-18 18:17:05 -0400
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    signed 2018-06-10 20:26:04 -0400
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    signed 2018-05-30 10:07:24 -0400
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  • Kerry Hodges
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  • Shannon Riley-O'Neill
    signed 2018-04-25 22:36:11 -0400
  • Tim Byrd
    signed 2018-04-25 17:05:02 -0400
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  • Thomas Munroe
    signed 2018-04-24 08:17:20 -0400
  • Mary Heinemann
    signed 2018-04-24 02:58:45 -0400
  • Sally Costpn
    signed via 2018-04-23 22:36:15 -0400
  • Jamie Stafford
    signed 2018-04-23 16:56:51 -0400
  • Sheila Schueller
    signed 2018-04-23 14:14:01 -0400
  • Matthew Soderquist
    signed 2018-04-20 15:39:40 -0400
  • Claire Branding
    signed 2018-04-20 09:11:18 -0400
  • Emily Metz
    signed 2018-04-19 16:54:47 -0400

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