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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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  • 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
  • Melanie Rowan
    signed 2017-12-31 09:44:05 -0500
    This Pipeline may have seemed like a great idea, as the crow flies, however the danger to the great lakes, is way too much to risk. Please shut it down. However there must be balance, and can’t turn arou d and pollute the air which ends up polluti g the water movi g the oil I a less efficient way. We need some super thinkers to figure this out.
  • Jeremy Glastetter
    signed 2017-12-15 14:41:35 -0500
  • Tim Sparling
    signed 2017-12-15 14:36:27 -0500
  • David Coffey
    signed 2017-12-15 14:35:54 -0500
  • Rachel Warnos
    signed 2017-12-15 14:35:30 -0500
  • Marti Peters-Sparling
    signed 2017-12-15 14:34:37 -0500
  • Nancy Haddix
    signed 2017-12-15 13:37:12 -0500
  • Rachele Cate
    signed 2017-12-10 18:30:25 -0500
  • Adam Roth
    signed 2017-12-09 15:11:00 -0500
  • Elaine Frydrych
    signed 2017-12-09 10:19:04 -0500
    Elaine Frydrych
  • Lauren Call
    signed 2017-12-08 00:48:54 -0500
  • Peggy Hurst
    signed via 2017-12-08 00:06:11 -0500
    It’s only a matter of time before we have an unimagineable catastrophe. If we can prevent it, we should.
  • Joey Ziegler
    signed 2017-12-05 16:50:45 -0500
  • Diane Durfy
    signed 2017-12-05 16:07:56 -0500
    Diane Durfy
  • Sue Bissell
    signed 2017-12-05 14:05:38 -0500
    No tunnel, get rid of the pipeline under the Straits
  • Oliver Warner
    signed 2017-12-04 14:01:53 -0500
  • Connie Gamage
    signed 2017-12-04 12:02:21 -0500
  • Joan Affleck
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-04 09:53:39 -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
  • Joan Affleck
    signed 2017-12-04 09:53:21 -0500
  • Steve Bidigare
    signed 2017-12-04 08:12:51 -0500
  • Jill Korendyke
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-04 06:24:28 -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
  • Jill Korendyke
    signed 2017-12-04 06:24:04 -0500
    Jill Korendyke
  • Mitchell Milne
    signed 2017-12-03 22:02:42 -0500
    Rick Snyder’s record with water-related issues in Michigan is ISIS-level terrible, but it would be significantly better if he shut down this pipeline.
  • Sara D
    signed 2017-12-01 00:08:40 -0500
  • Donald Smith
    signed 2017-11-30 22:17:02 -0500
  • Monique Musialowski
    signed 2017-11-30 17:11:25 -0500
  • Leah Deasy
    signed 2017-11-30 09:17:54 -0500
    Leah Deasy
  • Rebecca Bender
    signed 2017-11-30 05:28:50 -0500
  • Kathy Lessard
    signed 2017-11-29 22:12:23 -0500

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