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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  • Austin Adduci
    signed via 2016-09-13 19:36:25 -0400
  • Kyle Egerer
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  • Jeff Kennedy
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    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Jeff Kennedy
    signed 2016-09-13 08:26:43 -0400
    Jeff Kennedy
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  • Renee McGregor
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    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Renee McGregor
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  • Kelly Kin
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  • 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
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  • Allison Rubio
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  • Mike Metiva
    signed 2016-09-06 21:18:27 -0400
    Big White : Don’t do to the people of MIchigan , like was to the people of Flint Michigan, We don’ t need leaders that don’t value our water & air.
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    fts
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