This is how we make our government accountable to the people. We'll deliver your signature to tell Gov. Whitmer the will of the people is to #ShutDownLine5

Building a tunnel for Enbridge Line 5 through the Straits of Mackinac is not a solution to protect the Great Lakes, 400 other water bodies including Lake Michigan, or our dangerously overheating climate.

Oil BurnSign to protect the Great Lakes from *another Line 5 oil spill

Dear Gov. Whitmer & Michigan’s Legislature:

An oil tunnel through the public bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac won’t protect the Great Lakes from a 645-mile long aging Line 5 oil pipeline that has leaked at least 33 times into Michigan's environment. Even when its oil isn't spilling into the water, it adds to our climate crisis when burned by spilling carbon into the atmosphere every day. The time to end the threat of a catastrophic oil pipeline rupture is now. Instead of leaving a vulnerable and hazardous oil pipeline operating in the Mackinac Straits for years while trusting a dishonest Enbridge to protect the Great Lakes, I urge you to take action now to decommission Line 5.

* Yes, Enbridge Line 5 has already spilled 33 times and 1.1 million gallons.

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  • Amanda Tarlton
    signed via 2019-08-07 09:09:27 -0400
    In a world where freshwater is becoming evermore scarce, we must all put the protection of these critically important waters at the very forefront of priorities. We’ve all seen the repercussions…in Alaska, in the Gulf, the Atlantic… These spills are STILL not cleaned. All this time later. These spills are unforgiving and ravage water ecosystems, potentially forever. The Great Lakes provide homes for animals, water for people, and are a tourism gold mine. This is simply not the resource to be rolling the dice with. It is far too precious and these spills are far too permanent. I respectfully implore Michigan’s leadership to do the right thing and shut down line 5.
  • Christina Bruner
    signed via 2019-08-07 09:00:24 -0400
  • Robert Hall
    signed via 2019-08-07 08:49:32 -0400
  • Sue St Onge
    signed via 2019-08-07 07:58:29 -0400
  • Robin Hendricks
    signed via 2019-08-07 07:48:21 -0400
    Make the Mackinac Straits a National Treasure

    Uphold the people’s trust and shut down line 5
  • Pierre Sirdey
    signed 2019-08-07 07:45:47 -0400
  • Amy Yee
    signed via 2019-08-07 00:33:31 -0400
  • Gerald Parker
    signed 2019-08-06 09:05:33 -0400
  • Kenady Hall
    signed 2019-08-04 08:38:52 -0400
  • Donna Deno
    signed 2019-08-03 18:21:38 -0400
    Don’t let anything even come close to damaging the great lakes watershed. End the pipeline altogether now.
  • Daniven Matty
    signed 2019-08-03 15:08:22 -0400
  • Kyle Popek
    signed 2019-08-03 14:02:02 -0400
  • Eric Stuller
    signed via 2019-08-03 13:13:18 -0400
    Please protect our beautiful state for our grandchildren.
  • Keven Anderson
    signed 2019-08-02 17:28:32 -0400
    Ask the dead and injured in Kentucky if they think a buried line under the Straits of Mackinaw is safe. Enbridge told me they fly over the line with sensors attached to the plane or helicopter to check for leaks. Nope, I found out that’s BS. A different Enbridge person told me they fly over just to make sure someone hasn’t erected a shed, garage, or put a mobile home over the line. They also said old lines are NEVER removed and they can recommision it back to use from time to time as needed.
  • Carol Silver
    signed 2019-08-02 16:12:00 -0400
    I live on Lk Huron the old pipe line is a bomb waiting to spill. We can stop the Oil to Canada, just Do It! Michigan is salt Free. Fresh clean water. What about the future of our beautiful fresh water, largest fresh water body in the world. Think and preserve our natural resources for ever.

    We are one of a kind MICHIGAN, get strong governor and think of the State that you are govern. We trusted you, don’t let us down.

    I pray you do the right thing for MI and not “ Deep Pockets. “

    Carol Silver
  • Nancy Dominguez
    signed 2019-08-02 14:09:19 -0400
  • Jon Stevens
    signed 2019-08-02 13:47:24 -0400
    Clothes line or five completely this Tonnele option is still a messy option we do not want oil on our beaches and in our water ruining the public environment of Michigan we cannot trust in bridge they had a disaster in Kalamazoo and they tried to hide
  • Jazmine Hayes
    signed 2019-08-02 13:08:12 -0400
  • D. Steinmetz
    signed 2019-08-02 09:39:39 -0400
    D. Steinmetz
  • Aaron Viles
    signed 2019-08-01 10:12:40 -0400
    One of Enbridge’s pipelines in Kentucky just exploded, killing one person and injuring dozens more. This company has a poor environmental and safety track record, and it’s time to tell them “no”!
  • Cayla Moore
    signed 2019-07-31 12:04:24 -0400
  • Sharon Rosen
    signed 2019-07-31 08:00:21 -0400
  • Steven Alexsy
    signed 2019-07-31 07:55:09 -0400
  • Gary Montague
    signed via 2019-07-30 16:24:06 -0400
  • Patrick Torres
    signed 2019-07-30 13:26:42 -0400
    Keep our Great Lakes Great!
  • Bradley Utterbeck
    signed 2019-07-30 13:16:56 -0400
  • Katherine Miller
    signed via 2019-07-30 11:48:39 -0400
    Decommission is the only alternative. We need to eliminate, completely, the threat of oil in the waters of the Stairs of Mackinac! Thank you
  • Nathan Setter
    signed 2019-07-30 11:01:43 -0400
  • Bhavya Sukhavaei
    signed 2019-07-30 09:51:17 -0400
  • Grace Carbeck
    signed 2019-07-30 09:05:22 -0400

IMAGE of Mighty Mac & Blue Ice courtesy of Rachel Kramer via Flickr

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