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
3,684 SIGNATURES
Goal: 3,500 signatures

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-07 09:50:57 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Bruce Ling
    signed via 2014-08-06 00:03:38 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-05 18:00:22 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Jolie Ellis
    signed 2014-08-05 17:59:27 -0400
  • Robert McMurray
    signed 2014-08-04 15:09:45 -0400
    Its not WORTH the risk.
  • Charles nestell
    signed 2014-08-01 17:23:45 -0400
  • Rebekah Kreckman
    signed 2014-07-31 22:35:30 -0400
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-31 20:08:57 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Wendi Wooten
    signed 2014-07-31 16:00:18 -0400
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    signed 2014-07-31 12:15:51 -0400
  • Kim Nowark
    signed 2014-07-31 08:10:30 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-31 07:26:23 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • William Gittlen
    signed 2014-07-30 20:54:37 -0400
  • Alberta Synnestvedt
    signed 2014-07-30 19:59:14 -0400
  • Cathye Williams
    signed 2014-07-30 18:48:48 -0400
  • Brandon Foote
    signed 2014-07-30 18:20:30 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-30 18:19:06 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • @NCMIClearwater tweeted link to this page. 2014-07-30 18:19:06 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you? http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter?recruiter_id=1470
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-30 18:19:06 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Rebecca Estelle
    signed 2014-07-30 18:18:13 -0400
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  • Zoe McAlear
    signed 2014-07-30 17:27:35 -0400
  • James Russell
    signed 2014-07-30 16:58:00 -0400
  • Amy MacKay
    signed 2014-07-30 16:44:52 -0400
  • Jill Rahrig
    signed 2014-07-30 14:37:09 -0400
  • Roger Moore
    signed 2014-07-29 22:04:17 -0400
  • Gerry Lou Kania
    signed 2014-07-29 20:52:44 -0400
  • @rhammer tweeted link to this page. 2014-07-29 17:58:31 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you? http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter?recruiter_id=1283
  • Bret Huntman
    signed 2014-07-29 16:01:33 -0400