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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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  • Joy Frawley
    signed 2018-02-07 15:11:56 -0500
  • Vincent Lasak
    signed 2018-01-31 15:22:06 -0500
  • Sheila Bolda
    signed 2018-01-28 22:25:34 -0500
    DO NOT allow this potential catastrophe to devastate our most precious natural resource!
  • Joan Foley
    signed 2018-01-27 15:01:24 -0500
  • Mary Lou Regner
    signed 2018-01-26 13:51:00 -0500



    Direction Statement of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

    January 23, 2018


    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have for many decades acclaimed our concern for the Care of Creation. We have named water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for our concern and action.

    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.

    As a member of the Dominican Sisters or their Associate, 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.
  • Cory Esposito
    signed via 2018-01-26 07:50:21 -0500
  • Barbara Hansen
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-24 19:26:17 -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
  • Barbara Hansen
    signed 2018-01-24 19:25:28 -0500
    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.
  • George Doyle
    signed 2018-01-24 11:30:46 -0500
    It’s high time we put our precious water resources and the health of our citizens above oil company’s money!
  • Rosemary O'Donnell
    signed 2018-01-24 11:20:13 -0500



    Direction Statement of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

    January 23, 2018


    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have for many decades acclaimed our concern for the Care of Creation. We have named water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for our concern and action.

    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.

    As a member of the Dominican Sisters or their Associate, 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.
  • Ghada Morrar
    signed 2018-01-24 10:40:13 -0500
  • Lawrence Barton
    signed 2018-01-24 06:32:41 -0500
    Direction Statement of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

    January 23, 2018

    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have for many decades acclaimed our concern for the Care of Creation. We have named water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for our concern and action.

    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.

    As an Associate of the Dominican Sisters, 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.
  • Carol Gilbert, OP
    signed via 2018-01-24 06:02:42 -0500
  • Ardeth Platte
    signed 2018-01-24 04:17:01 -0500
    It is not acceptable that this threat to sacred fresh water is permitted to continue.
  • Mary Ellen Robertson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-23 22:54:46 -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
  • Rev. Mary Ellen Robertson
    signed 2018-01-23 22:54:02 -0500
  • Nancy Koehler
    signed 2018-01-23 20:08:27 -0500
  • Marie Gilmet-Dully
    signed 2018-01-23 14:45:44 -0500
  • Mary Jane Fedder
    signed 2018-01-23 14:38:42 -0500
  • Kathleen Schneider
    signed 2018-01-23 13:58:31 -0500
    Please do what is right!
  • Patricia Walters
    signed 2018-01-23 12:51:08 -0500



    Direction Statement of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

    January 23, 2018


    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have for many decades acclaimed our concern for the Care of Creation. We have named water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for our concern and action.

    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.

    As a member of the Dominican Sisters or their Associate, 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.


    Direction Statement of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

    January 23, 2018


    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have for many decades acclaimed our concern for the Care of Creation. We have named water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for our concern and action.

    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.

    As a member of the Dominican Sisters or their Associate, 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.
  • Joan Start
    signed 2018-01-23 11:59:29 -0500
    Joan Start
  • Linda Hatch-Lester
    signed 2018-01-23 11:53:14 -0500
    Linda Hatch-Lester
  • Rosemary Steers
    signed 2018-01-23 11:36:02 -0500
    All the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. I affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?


    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:


    I believe water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for my concern and action.


    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.
  • Carmelita Switzer
    signed 2018-01-23 10:55:16 -0500
  • Camellia Perreault
    signed 2018-01-23 09:03:13 -0500
  • Sister Mary Brigid Clingman OP
    signed 2018-01-22 14:52:14 -0500



    Direction Statement of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

    We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

    January 23, 2018


    Michigan Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette:

    The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have for many decades acclaimed our concern for the Care of Creation. We have named water and the care of the Great Lakes as priority issue for our concern and action.

    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.

    As a member of the Dominican Sisters or their Associate, 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.
  • Karol Walker
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-22 12:54:55 -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
  • Karol Walker
    signed 2018-01-22 12:54:38 -0500
    Karol Walker
  • Melanie Rowan
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-31 09:44:47 -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

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