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 and do not allow an oil tunnel to be constructed.

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

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  • Julie Wagner
    signed 2019-05-13 11:20:18 -0400
  • Helen Powell
    signed 2019-05-13 11:19:46 -0400
  • Robyn Kalnasy
    signed via 2019-05-13 11:18:45 -0400
    Act on your campaign promises! Michigan’s economy will be permanently crippled if that aging pipeline breaks.
  • Kevin Christman
    signed 2019-05-13 11:18:24 -0400
  • Anthony Roth
    signed 2019-05-13 11:18:15 -0400
  • Anne Dwyer
    signed 2019-05-13 11:18:03 -0400
    This is just wrong on so many levels. It is environmentally unsound, there are no protections financially for business and property owners, Embridge is trying to sneak a new pipeline in under old agreements – the old pipeline should be shut down before any negotiation for a new project begins. The pipeline product is limited – tar sands oil – and oil and gas in general. Embridge is a Canadian company while the residents of the State of Michigan bear all the risk. We voted for you and Dana Nessel because of your promise to shut down Line 5. The Bridge Authority was usurped by unelected men who want those funds for themselves. There is greed and corruption surrounding the implementation of the tunnel project.

    Gretchen Whitmer, I am so ashamed that you used a friend of my family to pose in ceremonial garb of the Anishna’abe and you are selling out at 3.5 months of your governorship.

    Shame on you.

    Have some self respect and stand up for Michigan and your constituents.
  • Thomas Steeg
    signed 2019-05-13 11:17:30 -0400
  • Elizabeth Reuter
    signed 2019-05-13 11:17:23 -0400
  • Paul Gorley
    signed 2019-05-13 11:17:15 -0400
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  • Mary Ann Hergenrother
    signed 2019-05-13 11:17:05 -0400
  • Jonathon Wolfer
    signed 2019-05-13 11:16:45 -0400
  • Beverly Antaeus
    signed 2019-05-13 11:16:30 -0400
  • Gail Vettraino
    signed 2019-05-13 11:15:35 -0400
  • John Archangeli
    signed 2019-05-13 11:15:30 -0400
  • Dr. Frank Alfieri
    signed 2019-05-13 11:14:56 -0400
  • Gloria Freud
    signed 2019-05-13 11:14:34 -0400
  • Philip Oczkowski
    signed 2019-05-13 11:14:28 -0400
  • Andi Stevenson
    signed 2019-05-13 11:13:50 -0400
  • Susan Farquhar
    signed 2019-05-13 11:13:26 -0400
  • Brad Yocum
    signed 2019-05-13 11:13:08 -0400
  • Janis Frazee
    signed 2019-05-13 11:13:06 -0400
  • Timothy Connors
    signed 2019-05-13 11:13:02 -0400
  • Benjamin Badalamente
    signed 2019-05-13 11:12:35 -0400
  • Kevin Stoddard
    signed 2019-05-13 11:12:00 -0400
  • Kurt Glomb
    signed 2019-05-13 11:11:55 -0400
  • Cynthia Milbrath
    signed 2019-05-13 11:11:55 -0400
  • Nicola Philpott
    signed 2019-05-13 11:11:47 -0400
  • Andrew Schepflin
    signed 2019-05-13 11:11:30 -0400
  • Chris Apap
    signed 2019-05-13 11:11:26 -0400
    Please keep your promise, not just to the people in Michigan, but the millions that rely on the waters of the Great Lakes everyday. This is not just a Michigan issue. You have the opportunity at your fingertips to honor the treaties, and keep your promises. No tunnel, no pipeline. Shut it down., and get it as far away from the Great Lakes as possible.
  • Carol McPherson
    signed 2019-05-13 11:11:25 -0400

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