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.

Goal: 15,000 signatures

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  • Ellen Berranen
    signed 2019-05-13 14:10:52 -0400
  • Linda Wallman
    signed 2019-05-13 14:10:14 -0400
  • William Pettit
    signed 2019-05-13 14:09:33 -0400
    We have a cottage a block from the lake. No tunnel.
  • Lynn Barr
    signed 2019-05-13 14:07:29 -0400
  • Jodie Strevett
    signed via 2019-05-13 14:06:34 -0400
  • Diane Lake
    signed 2019-05-13 14:04:19 -0400
  • Linda Beeman
    signed via 2019-05-13 14:04:07 -0400
  • Jeff Gagie
    signed 2019-05-13 14:01:31 -0400
  • Patricia Scully
    signed 2019-05-13 14:00:55 -0400
  • Al and Michelle LaBrecque
    signed 2019-05-13 13:53:40 -0400
  • Mary Sherzer
    signed via 2019-05-13 13:52:52 -0400
  • Mauricio Jimenez
    signed 2019-05-13 13:51:53 -0400
  • Sara Culver
    signed 2019-05-13 13:50:48 -0400
    No tunnel!
  • Joe Tinsley
    signed 2019-05-13 13:50:19 -0400
  • Kimberly Hill Edwards
    signed via 2019-05-13 13:50:15 -0400
  • Patricia Ligibel
    signed 2019-05-13 13:49:24 -0400
  • Joshua Fenlon
    signed via 2019-05-13 13:48:40 -0400
    Constructing a tunnel and new pipeline under the straits area is not only incredibly irresponsible from a clean energy perspective, it also poses a huge threat to local and statewide environmental ecosystems. This pipeline has almost zero benefit to the residents of the State of Michigan, and it’s time to shut it down for good. Line 5 needs to be shut down, and we don’t need any new tunnels or pipelines – what we need to do is protect the Great Lakes, our natural resources, our biological diversity, our clean drinking water, and our beautiful state so it may continue to provide for future generations.
  • Charlie Wunsch
    signed 2019-05-13 13:48:14 -0400
  • Kathy Getchell
    signed 2019-05-13 13:47:42 -0400
  • Marcia Stucki
    signed 2019-05-13 13:45:53 -0400
    If it could be created by a snap of the fingers, a new, buried oil tunnel would theoretically be better for our lakes than the aging pipeline currently sagging on the lake bottom. But the reality is that such construction would take a decade of more. Meanwhile, the “tunnel” is just an elaborate stalling tactic on the part of Enbridge; as long as they are “in discussion” about a tunnel, they can keep pumping oil through the old pipeline. Let them talk all they want— AFTER Line 5 is decommissioned, empty, and unable to ever leak into our lakes!
  • Warren Abrahamson
    signed 2019-05-13 13:45:47 -0400
  • Karen LaBarge
    signed 2019-05-13 13:43:08 -0400
  • Jamie Green
    signed via 2019-05-13 13:42:22 -0400
    Hell NO!!! I have stood with our Water Protectors and NO DAPL and against nuclear weapons.

    Oil and water DO NOT MIX. I voted for you due to your educational beliefs- thank you for supporting teachers. Yet if we destroy our ecosystem….
  • Amy Sung
    signed 2019-05-13 13:41:57 -0400
  • Kristine Holden
    signed via 2019-05-13 13:40:53 -0400
  • Shaina Oliver
    signed 2019-05-13 13:39:12 -0400
    Acknowledge Indigenous Peoples Right’s, the Indigenous people reserve the rights over lands. Protect Indigenous Lands, Protect Our Children’s Future &Existence.
  • Honorable Tiffany Snyder - Mayor of Ward, Colorado (4-terms, now Ret.)
    signed 2019-05-13 13:38:46 -0400
  • Frank Vaydik
    signed 2019-05-13 13:36:10 -0400
  • Kathleen Bolio
    signed 2019-05-13 13:35:57 -0400
  • William Pellett
    signed 2019-05-13 13:34:25 -0400
    Gretchen, don’t be a DINO.

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

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