Read the official letter sent to Governor Snyder here
Download the petition to help gather signatures in your community
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
Showing 1863 reactions
Please do not treat this issue lightly. The health of our resources is vital to our state’s economy and the well-being of our citizens and any damage to them would directly affect both. This issue has the potential to be a crisis but could easily be avoided with sound management and oversight.
Thank you for your consideration.