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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  • Christina Bingham
    signed 2015-08-29 10:42:06 -0400
  • Michelle Lamarre
    signed 2015-08-29 09:02:55 -0400
    Will assist will petitions to be signed.
  • Ann Burnham
    signed 2015-08-27 15:28:13 -0400
  • Dianne Wakefield
    signed 2015-08-27 12:23:20 -0400
    It is totally absurd to risk our most precious resource on an aged filthy pipeline. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
  • Brad Frostic
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-27 00:51:47 -0400
    Sign this. Then watch "The Dirty Secret at the Bottom of the Great Lakes" on Netflix. Shit is urgent!!
  • Brad Frostic
    signed 2015-08-27 00:49:30 -0400
  • mark Rosczewski
    signed 2015-08-26 17:28:09 -0400
    Imagine if this thing blows in the winter with ice covering the Straights. Those currents can go both ways. Pray for Wilderness Park and the rest of us.
  • Rebecca Koscielniak Smotrilla
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-26 11:53:45 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Lizz McJunkin
    signed 2015-08-25 15:34:23 -0400
  • Alex Vining
    signed 2015-08-23 20:15:33 -0400
  • Sue Dionne
    signed 2015-08-23 18:16:11 -0400
  • Brian Hanson
    signed 2015-08-22 13:47:04 -0400
  • Dylan Pride
    signed 2015-08-22 12:43:47 -0400
  • Patty Kosley
    signed 2015-08-22 11:58:46 -0400
    Water is a precious resource. Do something to save ours! For once, pick people and the environment over money from the corporations!
  • Andrew Maggetti
    signed 2015-08-22 11:08:54 -0400
  • James McFarland
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-21 22:13:54 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • james mcfarland
    signed via 2015-08-21 22:13:09 -0400
  • Heather Muir
    signed 2015-08-21 21:51:51 -0400
    Please save the Lakes-
  • Mary Zinn
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-21 21:39:33 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Mary Zinn
    signed 2015-08-21 21:38:48 -0400
  • JaimeJo Canavan
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-21 17:09:09 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Jaime Canavan
    signed 2015-08-21 17:08:27 -0400
  • Nate Lasitter
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-21 15:38:21 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Nate Lasitter
    signed 2015-08-21 15:37:52 -0400
    Protect our fresh water sources!!
  • Linda Hanson
    signed via 2015-08-21 13:35:55 -0400
  • Sharon Bandlow
    signed via 2015-08-21 11:55:19 -0400
  • Ian Brewster
    signed 2015-08-21 11:41:48 -0400
  • Theresa Edwards
    signed 2015-08-21 11:06:18 -0400
  • Richard Bloomquist
    signed via 2015-08-21 09:59:19 -0400
  • robert courson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-21 08:21:04 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?