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The Enbridge claim that the U.P. will freeze without the propane they supply is just one lie. The truth is Michigan is a high-risk, no reward shortcut for Canadian oil, 95% of which doesn't benefit Michigan. Line 5 threatens the Great Lakes every day it operates. Sign this petition to call on Gov. Whitmer & Legislature 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.

Call for real action to protect the Great Lakes from a disastrous 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.

Goal: 7,000 signatures

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  • Carol Rall
    signed 2019-09-10 09:37:33 -0400
  • Fredrick Robinson
    signed 2019-09-10 09:35:18 -0400
  • Judith Brock
    signed 2019-09-10 09:34:22 -0400
    Please do not allow special interests money ‘buy’ our Great Lakes! It is too important to let this happen.
  • Paul Martin
    signed 2019-09-10 09:33:55 -0400
  • Martin Kimpston
    signed 2019-09-10 09:33:21 -0400
  • Dave Findley
    signed 2019-09-10 09:32:32 -0400
  • Mark Scheunemann
    signed 2019-09-10 09:27:51 -0400
  • Mary Ellem Gerard
    signed 2019-09-10 09:27:38 -0400
  • Mary Rodgers
    signed 2019-09-10 09:27:15 -0400
    For Michigan, this tunnel is very high risk, with little reward. It is an obvious decision – no to Line %!
  • Roger Webster
    signed 2019-09-10 09:24:58 -0400
  • Elizabeth Turf
    signed 2019-09-10 09:24:26 -0400
  • Liz More
    signed 2019-09-10 09:24:16 -0400
  • Greg Roll
    signed 2019-09-10 09:21:05 -0400
    There are viable energy alternatives to pumping oil through a tunnel beneath the iconic Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge has made enormous profits over the last decades but has not spent more money on advertisements than on safety and environmental precautions. The Kalamazoo River spill was one of the worst inland waterway debacles in history and they wanted MIchigan taxpayers to pick up the clean-up tab. Enough.
  • Kathy Frederick
    signed 2019-09-10 09:19:36 -0400
    Enbridge is too powerful. Shut them down. They are not trustworthy.
  • Charlie Simonds
    signed 2019-09-10 09:19:34 -0400
  • Michele Reynolds
    signed 2019-09-10 09:19:23 -0400
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  • Gregory Alexander
    signed 2019-09-10 09:17:35 -0400
    From my calculations if they were to build a tunnel and it got flooded with oil it will only take less then five hours to fully engulf with over 4.5 million gallons of crude oil!! So we all need to say no to the Tunnel l, to line 5 and governor Whitmer for being easily Influenced by Enbridge’s slimy greasy lobbyists! Shame on both of them !!
  • William Ostler
    signed 2019-09-10 09:12:52 -0400
    Thank you, Governor, for standing up against creating the line 5 tunnel. Legislators, don’t let love for money control your decisions on what you know is right. Investigate the truth about Line 5 and Endbridge’s monetary motives for “throwing “ money your way – be not led into temptation to jeopardize our Great Lakes’ probable oil leakage during the 10 year tunnel building project. Do your research! Thank you.
  • Shirley Burga
    signed 2019-09-10 09:12:45 -0400
  • John Dunn
    signed 2019-09-10 09:12:29 -0400
  • Kim Butwell
    signed via 2019-09-10 09:12:28 -0400
    Keep the promise you made to protect our waters!
  • Alicia Lundell
    signed 2019-09-10 09:12:22 -0400
    I voted for you, Governor Whitmer, because I believed you would stand up to big energy! Please don’t let me down!
  • Ashley Yonker
    signed 2019-09-10 09:11:43 -0400
    I personally know union people that work on pipelines. I have listened to them over and over talk about how unsafe the pipelines are. They say “It’s not a matter of if, but when, they will break.” Many inspectors are either not qualified to do their jobs to ensure the integrity of the pipelines, or they are paid well to ensure that the job gets finished as soon as possible and look the other way regarding the quality and integrity of the job. You have no way to know which it is and soon the unbelievable will happen, we will have a major oil spill.

    If the union guys bring it up they are told to go back to their job (and they know they risk losing their work so they do).

    YOU are responsible to protect the people of Michigan and the Great Lakes. YOU CAN NOT ENSURE that it won’t happen unless you stop the use of these pipelines. The only option you have to make sure it won’t happen is to not allow it to begin with. Otherwise the safety of our lands and water, and the health of those exposed to a leak, are in jeopardy. When it happens, it will be your fault because you had the power to stop it and you chose not to.

    The best interests of the public are, and should be, your primary interests. To think that you are even considering allowing these pipelines to continue to exist under the Great Lakes is unthinkable.

    I live in Kalamazoo where the worst inland water spill occurred in our river. To this date it has not TRULY been cleaned up, even though Enbridge states it has. Our water way will never be the same. Our river was contaminated, the fish are no longer safe to eat, the wildlife was devastated and the surrounding land was uninhabitable. Enbridge had to buy out many homes where people had lived for decades because they could no longer live there. DO YOU WANT THIS TO HAPPEN OTHER PLACES IN OUR GREAT LAKES? Our state would never recover and everyone will point to YOU, because you didn’t stop it. We, and our ecosystems, can never recover from the disaster that will occur in our Great Lakes, and IT will. You have the power to stop this before it starts. For God’s sake, do the sane thing and do not allow these pipelines to be in our Great Lakes!
  • Karla VanOtteren
    signed via 2019-09-10 09:11:16 -0400
  • Jackie Schmitz
    signed 2019-09-10 09:10:38 -0400
    I voted for you because I believed you wanted to protect our waters and shut down line 5. No tunnel!
  • Lee Engstrom
    signed 2019-09-10 09:07:45 -0400
  • Dudley Jordan
    signed 2019-09-10 09:07:19 -0400
  • Christine Brucksch
    signed 2019-09-10 09:07:10 -0400
  • Tom Heintzkill
    signed 2019-09-10 09:05:05 -0400
  • Mart Williams
    signed 2019-09-10 09:04:53 -0400

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