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 2014-07-26 18:36:32 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Heidi Shaffer
    signed via 2014-07-26 18:36:18 -0400
    Michigan has 20+% of the world’s fresh water – if we trash it, it won’t be available for our use. Maintenance of the existing pipelines is CRITICAL!
  • Kevin Marin
    signed via 2014-07-26 17:00:27 -0400
  • Ashley Tarver
    signed via 2014-07-26 16:49:23 -0400
  • Gail  Cotter
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  • Carol Ritter
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  • Joyce Petrakovitz
    signed via 2014-07-26 13:45:21 -0400
  • John Merica
    signed via 2014-07-26 13:44:59 -0400
    Get the pipelines out of there, period. They are an catastrophe waiting to occur.
  • Nathaniel Campbell
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  • Brenda Fischer
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    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=1405
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-26 03:32:19 -0400
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  • Kathryn Coffey
    signed via 2014-07-26 03:31:31 -0400
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  • Mary Ellen Bluhm
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  • Samuel Phelps
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  • Frederick Hastings
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  • Kathy VanHammen
    signed via 2014-07-25 23:04:42 -0400