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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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  • Samantha Kipen
    signed 2018-04-17 09:06:16 -0400
  • Charles Wurzer
    signed 2018-04-16 18:22:45 -0400
  • Adela Pinch
    signed 2018-04-16 17:13:51 -0400
  • Beverly Goetz-MacLaren
    signed 2018-04-14 07:02:02 -0400
  • Kevin Jones
    signed via 2018-04-12 13:14:11 -0400
  • Jonathon Wolfer
    signed 2018-04-12 09:26:29 -0400
  • Aaron Summers Effler
    signed via 2018-04-12 08:59:49 -0400
  • Hailee Barker
    signed 2018-04-11 23:03:14 -0400
  • Trish Hill
    signed 2018-04-11 21:07:55 -0400
    8 years ago my cousins Tom and Jaynan Montegue lost their house as a result of the Enbridge oil spill in Marshall. You can see them in the documentary Line 5 The Threat.
  • Kim Miller
    signed 2018-04-11 17:03:49 -0400
    Michigan has the opportunity to protect it’s best resource. Don’t let your people down.
  • Riley Bruen
    signed 2018-04-11 13:35:09 -0400
  • Rick Hale
    signed 2018-04-04 07:33:57 -0400
  • Maija Aikens
    signed via 2018-03-30 12:33:49 -0400
  • Katherine Peters
    signed 2018-03-29 08:51:33 -0400
  • Sidney Monger
    signed 2018-03-28 20:08:44 -0400
    Sidney Elaine Monger
  • Rose Ryan
    signed 2018-03-20 12:10:14 -0400
  • Leah Wiste
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-16 15:16:03 -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
  • Leah Wiste
    signed 2018-03-16 15:15:45 -0400
  • Caroline Julia
    @CarolineWolber tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-13 14:59:34 -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=57542
  • Caroline Wolber
    signed 2018-03-13 14:59:14 -0400
  • Hannah Wilson
    signed 2018-03-13 14:52:58 -0400
  • Carol Schulz
    signed 2018-03-06 08:19:30 -0500
  • MacK
    @Mackswim tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-28 16:32:25 -0500
    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 http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=56599
  • Martha MacKenzie
    signed via 2018-02-28 16:31:52 -0500
  • James Fronrath
    signed 2018-02-28 09:24:52 -0500
  • Mary Mueting
    @dogswim14 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-28 09:22:09 -0500
    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 http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/enforce_the_easement?recruiter_id=53140
  • Mary Mueting
    signed 2018-02-28 09:21:26 -0500
  • Abby Henschell
    signed 2018-02-25 15:11:40 -0500
  • Joyce Kowalewski
    signed via 2018-02-22 08:55:32 -0500
  • Kayte Wehinger
    signed 2018-02-20 15:19:36 -0500
    Being from Oregon we have our own troubles with a proposed pipeline called the Pacific Connector Jordan Cove export Terminal. A Canadian Energy Company Veresen-Pembina has re-applied for a third time to FERC to put in a 234 mile LNG pipeline that would go under 5major rivers and 400 waterways, 700 private land owners ( probably mostly enforced by eminent domain seizures.) When will this madness stop? Since it is clear that money and greed are the corrupt driving factors for these corporate company’s, why don’t they invest in renewable clean energy instead of these ancient filthy fossil fuels. It is beyond obvious that they don’t care about our planet and all life that relies on clean water, land and air to continue living. This should be illegal and all these filthy irresponsible company’s should be held accountable for all spills and explosions that happen. I am completely horrified with line 5 pipeline that will explode any day. This is a crisis situation and Enbridge should be forced to shut off this line immediately. Shame on you Enbridge and shame on the State and elected officials who are not outraged by this crisis and doing something about this. Wake up.

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