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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.

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

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  • Salina Olmsted
    signed 2020-06-24 19:17:56 -0400
  • Susannah Dankert
    signed 2020-06-24 17:26:09 -0400
  • Brooke Carroll
    signed via 2020-06-24 15:22:11 -0400
  • Ted Tansley
    signed 2020-06-24 11:49:22 -0400
    The company would be just fine without using our State as a shortcut to Canada. Further, we don’t even need this pipeline’s resources and even if we used some of their resources now, we need to get off of fossil fuels as a society rapidly anyways.
  • St Samy
    signed 2020-06-24 11:28:02 -0400
  • Katelyn Hacker
    signed 2020-06-24 09:09:19 -0400
  • Jane Otley
    signed 2020-06-23 20:29:31 -0400
    Shut down line 5!
  • Giuliana Mannarino
    signed 2020-06-23 18:00:18 -0400
  • Nancy Teatro
    signed 2020-06-23 16:12:20 -0400
    PLEASE DEOMMISSION LINE 5
  • Devyn Crane
    signed via 2020-06-23 13:51:33 -0400
  • Kyle Colter
    signed 2020-06-23 13:13:02 -0400
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  • Miriam Rozian
    signed 2020-06-23 12:45:29 -0400
  • Elizabeth Clark
    signed via 2020-06-23 12:18:20 -0400
  • Charles Houghten
    signed 2020-06-23 11:18:25 -0400
    Charles Houghten – it’s time to stop the flow of oil under the Straits of Mackinac and for Canada to reroute the pipeline for their needs outside of the USA. No tunnel for fossil fuels!
  • Tami Stingley
    signed 2020-06-23 11:16:04 -0400
  • Eric Tranchell
    signed via 2020-06-23 11:11:11 -0400
  • Karen French
    signed via 2020-06-23 10:16:42 -0400
    Stop the oil. Oil could make a disaster of our already struggling shore line.
  • Adrienne Winchester
    signed via 2020-06-23 09:39:06 -0400
    We not only depend on the Great Lakes for our livelihoods, but living on them and with them is our way of life. I am a fourth (at least) generation growing up on the Great Lakes. I’ve moved away, to amazing cities like Paris and DC and London and Chicago, but I’ve chosen to settle where I came from, mostly drawn to the natural beauty and fresh air that can only be found in Northern Michigan. I was taught to nurture and protect and garner a deep respect for nature and our natural resources. I was taught that our actions directly impact the future welfare of our natural resources. While I don’t yet have children of my own, I’m asking you to please help protect our lakes for our children and their children. These natural resources should not be taken for granted. They should not be destroyed for the sake of profit. They should be cared for and cherished for the most precious natural resources they are. Big water is such a special thing, and big fresh water exists like this, as our Great Lakes, nowhere else on earth. We are truly lucky, and must do everything in our power to protect them, if not for ourselves, but for future generations.
  • Barbara Foster
    signed via 2020-06-23 02:05:04 -0400
  • Mary Teesdale
    signed via 2020-06-23 01:59:44 -0400
    This pipeline contributes to global climate change. Paris Accord. A future with lower CO2 in the atmosphere is our number 1 priority.
  • JoAnne Beemon
    signed via 2020-06-23 00:23:23 -0400
  • Barbara Minier
    signed via 2020-06-22 22:52:43 -0400
  • Diane Gemmell
    signed via 2020-06-22 22:31:10 -0400
  • Erika Kilkenny
    signed via 2020-06-22 22:16:27 -0400
  • Sharon Roberts
    signed 2020-06-22 21:56:03 -0400
  • Jerome Alicki
    signed 2020-06-22 21:25:34 -0400
    Take away their business license!
  • Jonathan Hoover
    signed 2020-06-22 21:21:50 -0400
    Line 5 should be shut down permanently.
  • Mark Konyesni
    signed 2020-06-22 20:32:53 -0400
  • Allison Manker
    signed 2020-06-22 20:28:48 -0400
  • Joy Frawley
    signed 2020-06-22 20:28:18 -0400
    Michigan is not here to serve Canada at the risk of our great lakes. End this once and for all..our tourism and beautiful state depend on the health of our waters.

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