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
Goal: 3,500 signatures

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  • 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
  • Cheryl Roulston
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-02 09:39:45 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Cheryl Roulston
    signed 2016-09-02 09:38:15 -0400
  • Christine Potter
    signed 2016-09-01 15:21:51 -0400
  • Jenna Proffitt
    signed 2016-09-01 03:09:51 -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?
  • Frank Balowski
    signed via 2016-08-29 19:18:16 -0400
    Our Lakes are so beautiful. So Treasured.

    Lets keep them Safe and Clean. Please Governor.

    No more Poisoned Waters for You to have to deal with, or anyone ever . You can do a pro-active responsible thing NOW. Protect all Our future generations from the destruction of Our Glorious Waters. Keep Michigan Waters Oil Free!!

    We can Do IT !!
  • Paula Gerow
    signed 2016-08-28 23:39:30 -0400
  • Kelly Cleary
    signed 2016-08-25 23:02:20 -0400
  • Matt Anderson
    followed this page 2016-08-25 20:29:07 -0400
  • Jennica Meulenberg
    signed 2016-08-25 06:27:20 -0400
  • Edward D'Ancona
    signed 2016-08-24 18:38:35 -0400
    Edward Dancona
  • Maureen Knighton
    signed via 2016-08-23 15:07:25 -0400
  • Lori Wilson
    signed 2016-08-23 12:04:54 -0400
  • Peggy Urick
    signed 2016-08-21 16:50:49 -0400
    The great lakes are too important to be put at risk any longer.
  • Jim Kaminski
    signed 2016-08-19 20:07:07 -0400
  • Kathryn Hafner
    signed 2016-08-19 01:11:53 -0400
  • Micki Belcourt
    signed 2016-08-15 15:00:53 -0400
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  • Erica richardson
    signed 2016-08-12 22:25:49 -0400
  • Joan Scott
    signed 2016-08-09 10:20:34 -0400
    This pipeline through the Straits never! ever! should have been allowed. It’s flow needs to be redirected immediately and that pipeline needs to be removed. The Great Lakes are an absolute treasure that needs to be protected at all costs. Money should not outweigh their protection.