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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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  • Linda Hitchman
    signed 2021-03-06 14:48:56 -0500
  • Sandra Greenwald
    signed 2021-03-06 13:31:28 -0500
  • Anthony Thompson
    signed 2021-03-06 11:02:04 -0500
    Anthony E Thompson
  • Vicki Miller
    signed 2021-03-05 19:42:15 -0500
  • Madeline Beckta
    signed 2021-03-05 16:15:31 -0500
  • Joe Fodor
    signed 2021-03-05 11:47:13 -0500
  • Mary Ann Lawson
    signed 2021-03-05 08:23:56 -0500
  • Paula Vanecek
    signed 2021-03-04 17:55:56 -0500
  • Corey Dean
    signed 2021-03-04 17:50:24 -0500
  • Heather Dalmage
    signed 2021-03-04 09:06:03 -0500
  • Graham Van Faasen
    signed via 2021-03-03 12:19:09 -0500
  • Mary Ellen Coram
    signed 2021-03-03 06:55:17 -0500
  • Vickie Finkler
    signed 2021-03-02 22:34:57 -0500
  • Debbie Babb
    signed 2021-03-02 20:25:29 -0500
  • Fournier Fernande
    signed 2021-03-02 18:09:46 -0500
    Prenez enfin votre responsabilitée et réagissez s.v.p. Merci.
  • Cheryl Endres
    signed 2021-03-02 15:30:56 -0500
  • Daniel High
    signed via 2021-03-02 11:53:34 -0500
    Thank you so much!
  • Fe Camila Azupardo
    signed 2021-03-02 07:06:27 -0500
  • André Henrique Bacci
    signed 2021-03-02 05:17:07 -0500
  • Lee Martin
    signed 2021-03-01 21:41:37 -0500
  • Trisha Young
    signed 2021-03-01 21:33:03 -0500
  • Emma Miller Seif
    signed 2021-03-01 21:25:05 -0500
  • Robert Hamlin
    signed 2021-03-01 20:23:32 -0500
    It’s time to start protecting the environment from spills. You think that all the oil is a solution? It’s the problem.
  • Josie St amour
    signed 2021-03-01 09:30:30 -0500
  • Kate Bomar
    signed 2021-03-01 08:29:53 -0500
  • Marge Gavigan
    signed 2021-03-01 08:12:20 -0500
    As a state and a country, we can’t afford the possibility of a break or spill devastating the largest fresh water source in the nation.
  • Darla Warlin
    signed 2021-02-28 19:30:54 -0500
    Gov. you need to share this as much as you share your other opinions, get the whole story out. I questioned your views on the shutdown but now I see the truth! SHUT IT DOWN!
  • Kim Gribi
    signed via 2021-02-28 16:24:46 -0500
    The State should have zero risk tolerance for a possible oil spill in our glorious Great Lakes. Therefore, shutting down Line 5 is the ONLY option.
  • Jeff Rudolph
    signed via 2021-02-28 15:52:56 -0500
    I spent my youth on Beaver Island, graduated from Petoskey, spent years operating family businesses on Mackinac Island, and now live in the Les Cheneaux Islands with my wife, children and grandchildren. I take the preservation of our fresh water resources and ecosystems very seriously. I captained a research vessel 20+ years ago for FEPA in the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas gathering data on the failing reef system, and now continue to monitor our Great Lakes health and environmental policy. The questionable track record of oil and fracking companies is noteworthy and cannot be scrutinized enough as you make decisions going forward. Please think long and hard of our future generations. Short term profits from a questionable future energy source must not dictate the end game in this important process.

    Sincerely, Geoff Rudolph
  • Mark Bearss
    signed via 2021-02-28 14:46:48 -0500

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