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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  • Michelle Irwin
    signed 2015-09-23 13:26:47 -0400
  • Ronald Irwin
    signed 2015-09-23 08:18:54 -0400
  • Thomas Murphy
    signed 2015-09-22 17:02:37 -0400
    These pipelines need to be replaced NOW!
  • Carolyn Hejkal
    signed via 2015-09-22 12:16:21 -0400
  • David Ermisch
    signed 2015-09-21 15:21:05 -0400
  • Nicole Staley
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-20 08:42:56 -0400
    I signed a letter to Gov Snyder asking him to protect the Great Lakes. Will you?
  • Nicole Staley
    signed 2015-09-20 08:42:37 -0400
  • Rhonda Drumm
    signed 2015-09-19 23:40:19 -0400
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  • Shelby Kowalski
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    !!
  • Shelby Kowalski
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  • Allie Bizzigotti
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  • Chelsea Gaunt
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  • Tess kowalski
    signed 2015-09-15 03:11:24 -0400
  • Mike Mercer
    signed 2015-09-14 23:16:35 -0400
  • Dagny Monette
    signed 2015-09-14 21:44:51 -0400
  • Victoria Hribernik
    signed 2015-09-14 20:14:18 -0400
  • Rachel Clark
    signed 2015-09-14 19:11:07 -0400
  • Aaron Anderson
    signed 2015-09-14 18:26:22 -0400
  • Scott Hanson
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  • Emily Parker
    signed 2015-09-14 14:21:54 -0400
  • Emily Buttermore
    signed 2015-09-14 14:09:05 -0400
    please take into account how important water is to all future life on this planet and the legacy we leave to our children, Please remember you cannot eat oil, you cannot eat money, without watre you will surely shrivel up, we need to re assess our priorities in this day and age, and to be brave to stand up to the powers who hold fear over our heads, fear of lack, fear or retribution, let us be noble examples to the ones to come.
  • Traci Parker
    signed 2015-09-14 13:47:06 -0400
  • Kayla Kahan
    signed 2015-09-13 20:54:05 -0400
  • Norman Barkel
    signed 2015-09-13 15:54:35 -0400
    It’s not if, but when it will break!