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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  • Leeann Drees
    signed via 2014-07-29 13:50:54 -0400
  • Marcia Marks
    signed 2014-07-29 09:52:36 -0400
  • floyd badanish
    signed 2014-07-29 09:49:01 -0400
  • Brenda Kirkpatrick
    signed via 2014-07-28 22:35:45 -0400
  • Jeff Thorpe
    signed via 2014-07-28 20:25:16 -0400
  • Raymond Seigo
    signed 2014-07-28 17:45:41 -0400
  • Nicole Dykstra
    signed 2014-07-28 15:57:26 -0400
  • Joshua Geller
    signed 2014-07-28 15:49:46 -0400
  • Alicia Rusch
    signed 2014-07-28 11:01:35 -0400
  • Vicci Hamlin
    signed 2014-07-28 09:59:52 -0400
    Stop this insanity !!!
  • Diane McCallum
    signed 2014-07-28 09:30:04 -0400
    This aging pipeline needs careful monitoring-and a working plan for its replacement-all activities that should be made public.
  • Donna Schwarzwaelder
    signed 2014-07-28 08:35:22 -0400
  • Roger Benter
    signed 2014-07-28 08:01:28 -0400
    Sign me up!
  • Holly Gedert
    signed 2014-07-28 06:53:59 -0400
  • Mary Johnson
    signed 2014-07-28 06:44:05 -0400
  • Stephen Brede
    signed 2014-07-27 22:28:46 -0400
    Please take action to protect our precious water!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-27 20:53:30 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Eric Nikolitch
    signed via 2014-07-27 20:52:13 -0400
  • Mariana Hesselink
    signed 2014-07-27 20:49:54 -0400
    Show us that you actually care…you have a duty to protect the Great Lakes!!!
  • Mary Biagini
    signed 2014-07-27 19:48:05 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-27 16:40:50 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Alexander Atkin
    signed via 2014-07-27 12:24:57 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-27 11:22:23 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Delores Wilson
    signed via 2014-07-26 22:51:47 -0400
    The Great Lakes will one day be this nations most precious resource, fresh potable water. Protecting this may be the most important act of your life. Thank you.
  • James Gehling
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-26 21:56:18 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Ryan McCoy
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  • Robert Paetschow
    signed via 2014-07-26 19:29:45 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-26 19:10:34 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Leni Steiner-Zehender
    signed via 2014-07-26 18:38:28 -0400