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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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  • Charlene Griffin
    signed 2020-12-05 21:10:29 -0500
    Enbridge is responsible for 33 oil leaks already! A pipeline will not protect our Great Lakes and we cannot trust their future to this company.
  • Richard Stuckey
    signed 2020-12-04 15:26:02 -0500
    As a sailor who has enjoyed the race to Mackinac a dozen times and as someone who gets his drinking water from Lake Michigan I urge you to stop the pumping of oil through Line 5. Putting in a tunnel will not protect Michigan. The pipeline can still leak elsewhere and flow into Lake Michigan. The only safe solution for Michigan and the Midwest is to shut down that pipeline. Save the planet and stop the use of fossil fuels.
  • Beatrice Harris
    signed 2020-12-03 12:29:49 -0500
  • Karen B Guetzko
    signed 2020-12-03 09:37:18 -0500
  • Mary Kreiter
    signed 2020-12-03 09:22:25 -0500
    We had one terrible oil spill by Enbridge that went on for hours as the workers in Texas were afraid to shut down the line when they heard the warning signals. A million gallons of tar sand oil went into Talmadge Creek and then into the Kalamazoo River. The largest land spill in history!
  • Susan Pohlad
    signed via 2020-12-02 21:30:53 -0500
  • Joseph Manas
    signed 2020-12-02 20:35:43 -0500
    Jose Garcia Manas
  • Tammie Stimac
    signed 2020-12-02 15:39:35 -0500
  • Kathryn Coon
    signed 2020-12-02 15:39:19 -0500
  • Gwynne Daugherty
    signed 2020-12-02 15:36:31 -0500
    Gwynne Daugherty
  • Keri Tomlo
    signed 2020-12-02 13:11:17 -0500
    Keri L Tomlo
  • Bruce Knapp
    signed 2020-12-02 12:58:31 -0500
  • Cynthia Hass
    signed 2020-12-02 12:47:06 -0500
    Cynthia Hass
  • Sharon Little
    signed 2020-12-02 11:35:26 -0500
  • William Ostler
    signed 2020-12-02 10:13:08 -0500
    Thank you, Governor Whitmer. With the currents at the Straits moving east and west, oil leaked or spilled would be impossible to capture and would pollute the Great Lakes. We are headed for a “green” economy and environment so any benefits for our State from oil is negligible anyway. Enbridge only cares about its stock holders and making money it would seem.
  • Bryan Shores
    signed via 2020-12-01 16:22:33 -0500
    Keep the Great Lakes GREAT!!!!!!!!! Let’s find a long tern sustainable solution for OUR greatest assets vs short term gains for corporations!
  • Judith Richman
    signed 2020-11-30 22:28:42 -0500
  • Catherine Keitz
    signed 2020-11-30 22:20:57 -0500
  • Mary Flynn
    signed 2020-11-30 20:15:47 -0500
    It’s a damn shame we cant even enjoy our beautiful great lakes when you have greedy corporate people that wants to turn the lakes into sludge… HANDS OFF OUR LAKES!!!!!
  • John Holt Condon
    signed 2020-11-30 17:00:51 -0500
  • Tim Roraback
    signed 2020-11-30 10:17:06 -0500
    Please fight for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are so worth fighting for with all we’ve got!
  • Jessica Hobbs
    signed 2020-11-29 10:27:11 -0500
    I believe in access to clean water for everyone in the Midwest region. The ability to enjoy clean lakes helps with tourism in the region as well and makes us all healthier
  • Michelle Harmon
    signed 2020-11-28 06:22:26 -0500
    Pfas was enough with no clear answer to recovery and clean up. Dont do this too!!
  • Bradon Muilenburg
    signed 2020-11-25 17:13:13 -0500
  • David Kellogg
    signed 2020-11-25 10:31:01 -0500
  • Courtney adams
    signed 2020-11-24 21:25:18 -0500
    Investing in oil infrastructure is a foolish investment, especially when it compromises one of our most valued resources. A pipeline, whether in a tunnel or not, poses a great threat to the great lakes which are protected under the public trust doctrine. Even IF a tunnel were to be built, risk is still a factor through the US 2 corridor where the pipeline crosses several stream crossings that empty directly into Lake Michigan. Michigan receives a minimal amount of benefit from this pipeline, yet the risks outweigh the reward. Please consider these factors, as well as the wellbeing of future generations’ when making such heavy decisions.
  • Timothy Sanders
    signed 2020-11-22 22:51:59 -0500
    All you got to do is redirect the pipelines and go somewhere else on dirt, not the water !!!!! it’s common sense! !water and oil don’t mix !!!

  • Dottie Hawthorne
    signed via 2020-11-20 12:36:04 -0500
    Dottie Hawthorne. You promised on Day 1 of your office that you would shutdown Line 5 and here we are with no action! When will we see some strong action from this? We expect more than just talk, we want you to walk the walk that we elected you to do! This is critical to the environment and the health of our state.
  • Nancy Gallardo
    signed 2020-11-20 12:31:18 -0500
    Protect the Great Lakes against Enbridge. Their history of environmental damage and lies must not be allowed to continue. Big money and American political favors must never be allowed to put the Great Lakes in danger . Canadian oil company Enbridge profits at the expensive the Great Lakes . Michigan, and America can and will provide the sources needed to keep Michigan independent from foreign oil and threats to the Great Lakes.
  • Judith and Daniel Dickinson
    signed via 2020-11-19 10:19:46 -0500
    The consequences of an oil spill in Great Lakes waters far outweigh any questionable benefits of an oil tunnel. Enbridge has been dishonest and slow to act on their many oil spills before. There is no reason to expect them to change now. Please don’t let them build this dangerous project in our Great Lakes.

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