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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  • Charles Lietzau
    signed 2016-09-11 21:28:09 -0400
  • Lucille Lietzau
    signed 2016-09-11 18:53:55 -0400
  • Johnny Craig
    signed 2016-09-10 21:29:39 -0400
  • Samantha Bol
    signed 2016-09-10 14:39:00 -0400
  • Linda Bergles-Daul
    signed 2016-09-09 19:45:40 -0400
  • Kerry Lombard
    signed 2016-09-09 08:03:03 -0400
  • Janine McNamara
    signed 2016-09-08 22:51:02 -0400
  • Renee McGregor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-08 20:37:54 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Renee McGregor
    signed 2016-09-08 20:37:05 -0400
  • Karen Le claire
    signed 2016-09-08 10:31:57 -0400
  • Kelly Kin
    signed 2016-09-07 17:09:45 -0400
  • Taylor Sting
    signed 2016-09-07 14:25:21 -0400
    This could ruin the whole state of Michigan, how is this not already shut down
  • Sarah Jane Crimmins
    signed via 2016-09-07 09:22:53 -0400
  • Katherine Rollins
    signed 2016-09-06 22:35:04 -0400
  • Henry Mochida
    signed 2016-09-06 20:38:34 -0400
  • Jonathan Seymour
    signed 2016-09-06 18:25:53 -0400
  • Kati Kattelus
    signed via 2016-09-06 16:07:44 -0400
  • Joey Anicka
    signed via 2016-09-06 08:32:08 -0400
    fts
  • Heather Burns
    signed 2016-09-06 05:07:53 -0400
  • Brian Plumhoff
    signed 2016-09-05 15:38:10 -0400
    For the Love of Michigan, shut down Line 5.
  • Martin Kimpston
    signed 2016-09-05 14:31:31 -0400
    The beauty of northern Michigan is unsurpassed by anything else I’ve seen. This part of the world is so wonderful and must be protected for generations to follow.
  • Jim Morrison
    signed 2016-09-05 11:44:21 -0400
  • Dan Sullivan
    signed 2016-09-03 12:12:33 -0400
  • Martha Mothershead
    signed 2016-09-02 20:57:52 -0400
  • Brody Kidd
    signed 2016-09-02 14:29:39 -0400
  • John Duke
    signed 2016-08-31 22:57:10 -0400
    John Duke
  • Casey Kuenzli
    signed 2016-08-31 22:03:56 -0400
    Casey Kuenzli
  • John Waldron
    signed 2016-08-31 17:59:45 -0400
    Raised on the greatlakes. No reason to senselessy ruin one of the most beautiful places in the US with an outdated and unsafe oil pipeline.
  • Frank Balowski
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-29 19:18:35 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Frank Balowski
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-29 19:18:30 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?