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.

Add your voice! Sign this Citizen's Letter to the Governor

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
3,686 SIGNATURES
Goal: 3,500 signatures

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  • Kate Donovan
    signed via 2016-11-30 12:56:03 -0500
    Kate Donovan
  • Douglas Severson
    signed 2016-11-29 20:26:07 -0500
    Douglas Severson
  • Wesley Lamey
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  • Denise Donovan
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  • April Staebler
    signed via 2016-11-28 20:14:14 -0500
  • Claire Donovan
    signed 2016-11-27 21:45:37 -0500
  • sandy deragon
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  • Kristi DeVries
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  • Acey Quinn
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  • Kathleen Hanley
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  • Gay Anderson
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  • Donald Shaffer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-15 13:40:05 -0500
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Donald Shaffer
    signed 2016-11-15 13:39:38 -0500
    Protect our water Governor Snyder. Make sure to repair/replace pipeline structure before costly and toxic harm comes to our States’ natural resources that everyone depends on now and in years to come. Act now!
  • Jennifer Littlefield
    signed 2016-11-13 21:18:42 -0500
  • michael patterson
    signed 2016-11-13 17:17:18 -0500
    michael patterson
  • Juliet Oppenheim
    signed 2016-11-12 10:26:59 -0500
  • Pamela Boudreau
    signed 2016-11-11 23:49:21 -0500
  • Paula Steele
    signed 2016-11-11 07:32:18 -0500
  • Aimee LeMay
    signed 2016-11-10 22:06:38 -0500
  • Karen Szkutnik
    signed via 2016-11-10 11:51:35 -0500
  • Nick Schnorberger
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-10 11:16:04 -0500
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Nick Schnorberger
    signed via 2016-11-10 11:15:47 -0500
  • Eric Chandler
    signed 2016-11-10 00:17:08 -0500
    There is only one way for this to end well.
  • Amanda Dennison
    signed 2016-11-09 20:31:11 -0500
  • Courtney Gross
    signed 2016-11-09 17:42:04 -0500
    Save our beautiful lakes!
  • marena tedaldi
    signed via 2016-11-09 15:13:04 -0500
  • Christopher Back
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-09 15:11:08 -0500
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Christopher Back
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-09 15:11:05 -0500
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Christopher Back
    @christo4l3ack tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-09 15:11:01 -0500
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you? http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter-done?recruiter_id=16368