On July 1, 2014, a total of 17 conservation, water, environmental and tribal organizations sent a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder urging immediate state action to regulate Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac. The letter cites several potential violations to the contract between the State of Michigan and Enbridge, and outlines the State's perpetual public trust authority to regulate this pipeline and protect the waters of the Great Lakes. This Citizen's Letter is a summary of the official letter sent to Governor Snyder.

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Dear Governor Snyder:

An oil pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac is putting the Great Lakes at risk. Our state is allowing the pipeline to operate despite questions about whether Enbridge, the pipeline owner, is complying with the terms of its 1953 easement or laws to protect the Great Lakes.

We the undersigned urge you to make all information about the pipeline available to the public, and require that Enbridge immediately:

  • Share with the public and the State detailed information about the contents, use, and safety of the pipeline
  • Comply with all terms and conditions of the existing easement
  • File an authorization application under the Great Lakes Submerged Lands Act to secure state permission for activities on state-owned public trust bottomlands
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  • Brant Mitchell
    signed 2015-09-05 10:53:15 -0400
  • Nimkee Ireland
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-05 10:48:41 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Patrick Rheaume
    signed 2015-09-05 10:37:33 -0400
  • Marie Lannen
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-05 10:17:55 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Kristy Holsapple
    signed 2015-09-04 19:49:46 -0400
  • Benita Collins
    signed 2015-09-04 15:08:18 -0400
  • Cooper Runze
    signed 2015-09-04 14:48:47 -0400
  • Kiley Valdez
    signed 2015-09-04 11:43:02 -0400
  • Marie Bennigan-Ohm
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-04 10:55:05 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Marie Ohm
    signed 2015-09-04 10:54:47 -0400
    The public has a right to know when the largest fresh water source in the world is being threatened. Enbridge does not have a history that breeds confidence in their safety procedures.
  • Austin Zabramski
    signed via 2015-09-04 10:38:27 -0400
    Its time to wake up now
  • Carly Gilewski
    signed 2015-09-04 09:36:03 -0400
  • David Depman
    signed 2015-09-04 08:57:19 -0400
    I want you to ensure that long after you and I are gone, that Michigan, in all its beauty, will live on. Take care of our State, it’s important.
  • Christina Parker
    signed 2015-09-04 08:47:37 -0400
  • Megan K
    signed 2015-09-04 08:15:41 -0400
  • Caius Dunning
    signed 2015-09-04 08:06:24 -0400
  • Alexandra Flanagan
    signed 2015-09-04 06:44:47 -0400
  • Terra Vonkuske
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-04 04:24:43 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes from crude oil spills. Will you?
  • Ryan McCurdy
    signed 2015-09-04 03:53:30 -0400
  • Chris Dickinson
    signed 2015-09-04 03:01:54 -0400
  • Jessica Detrio Jessica Detrio
    signed 2015-09-03 19:14:39 -0400
  • Shelly Ottimer
    signed 2015-09-01 11:51:11 -0400
    Once it breaks, it’s too late.
  • Alyssa Hood
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-01 08:38:22 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Angel Fann
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-01 06:48:20 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Angel Fann
    @fanntastics tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-01 06:48:17 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you? http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter?recruiter_id=5215
  • Angel Fann
    signed 2015-09-01 06:47:11 -0400
  • Brendon Delger
    signed 2015-09-01 03:32:43 -0400
  • Everyl Yankee
    signed 2015-08-31 16:44:42 -0400
  • Cathe Hahn
    signed 2015-08-30 15:01:58 -0400
  • James Walker
    signed 2015-08-30 08:12:59 -0400