Attorney General Bill Schuette Inaction On Line 5 TunnelGov. Snyder’s announcement to build an oil tunnel in the Mackinac Straits will leave Enbridge’s Line 5 right where it is, a threat to the Great Lakes. It’s a failure of leadership by the governor that is endorsed by Attorney General Bill Schuette.

We need to put pressure on our Attorney General now! Let him now we oppose the Snyder-Schuette-Enbridge oil tunnel that will take 10 years to build and keep Line 5 as a dangerous oil pipeline rupture threat.

 

There’s no time to waste. We can win this fight and save the Great Lakes! We are counting on you now to let Attorney General Bill Schuette know you want him to oppose the Enbridge oil tunnel. After you contact him, report your contact below!

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Talking Points:

  • This is not a solution for Michigan, but a solution for Enbridge to keep the Mackinac Straits at risk from their Line 5 oil pipelines and for Canada to get its oil processed using Michigan as a shortcut.
  • Line 5 faces multiple threats that will remain in place while a new Canadian tunnel is built through the Straits.
  • A worst-case scenario of a Mackinac Straits rupture would leak more than 2 million gallons of oil, contaminating 437 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and cost $1.86 billion in damages, according to a study spearheaded by Professor Guy Meadows from Michigan Technological University.
  • This threat will remain in place for 7 to 10 years while an oil pipeline is constructed for Canada.
  • Even after a Line 5 oil tunnel is built, the oil pipeline will remain a permanent threat across its entire 645-mile length, putting more than 200 waterways at risk, including the storied AuSable River and watersheds that flow directly into Lake Michigan.
  • Fossil fuel is on its way out thanks to a rapid transition to cleaner energy sources. This tunnel will be a stranded asset when the cost of producing energy from fossil fuel becomes more expensive than from using renewables like wind and solar. In the near future, the State will be on the hook for a tunnel that is no longer financially feasible.

 

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  • Joy Frawley
    endorsed 2018-10-05 15:31:24 -0400
  • Jan Tervydis
    endorsed 2018-10-05 14:29:42 -0400
    Phone call and email.
  • Karen Wachs
    @haleesbluelace tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-05 14:05:10 -0400
    Tell AG Schuette to do his job and stop this crazy Canadian oil tunnel in the Great Lakes. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/stop_the_tunnel_schuette?recruiter_id=5837
  • Karen Wachs
    endorsed 2018-10-05 14:04:56 -0400
    I sent an email to Schuette.
  • Susan Olguin
    endorsed 2018-10-05 11:54:55 -0400
  • Mary Wilson
    endorsed 2018-10-05 11:53:23 -0400
  • Patty Hersberger
    endorsed 2018-10-05 11:16:15 -0400
    I wrote an email using my independent thoughts and prayers
  • Debra J Borchert
    endorsed 2018-10-05 10:39:32 -0400
  • Trish Helm
    endorsed 2018-10-05 10:31:58 -0400
    I just sent an email expressing my opposition to the pipeline.
  • Cynthia Greene
    endorsed 2018-10-05 10:14:42 -0400
  • Chris Jo
    endorsed 2018-10-05 09:48:25 -0400
    I e-mailed and told them it’s time to do the right thing. Get rid of Line 5 and put your tunnel somewhere else.
  • James Gracy
    endorsed 2018-10-05 09:31:41 -0400
  • Jane Speer
    endorsed 2018-10-05 08:05:39 -0400
  • Kathleen Oliver
    endorsed 2018-10-05 07:27:11 -0400
  • Vanessa Sekenske
    endorsed 2018-10-05 07:06:34 -0400
  • Art Hanson
    endorsed 2018-10-05 05:46:16 -0400
    Emailed:


    Governor Rick Snyder has decided Michigan needs a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. And despite the sales job, it’s a tunnel for one main customer – oil. Specifically, Canadian oil.


    Gov. Snyder’s announcement to build an oil tunnel in the Mackinac Straits will leave Enbridge’s Line 5 right where it is, a threat to the Great Lakes. It is a failure of leadership by the governor that is endorsed by you.


    I strongly urge you to OPPOSE the Snyder-Schuette-Enbridge oil tunnel that will take 10 years to build and keep Line 5 as a dangerous oil pipeline rupture threat.
  • Debbi Kilborn
    endorsed 2018-10-04 22:03:46 -0400
    I called and emailed. Told him to be a hero.
  • Jimmie Wright
    endorsed 2018-10-04 21:29:58 -0400
  • Joanne Durham
    endorsed 2018-10-04 21:24:53 -0400
    Keep Michigan’s water ‘Pure’ .
  • Renee Baumunk
    endorsed 2018-10-04 21:23:22 -0400
    I wrote an email and sent it.

    I will share this on facebook as well to get more awareness on the subject.

    Thank you for your continued efforts and service to the citizens of Michigan.

    XOX
  • Darlene Doorlag
    endorsed 2018-10-04 20:46:52 -0400
    I contacted Schutte by email today.
  • Melanie Murphy
    endorsed 2018-10-04 20:26:35 -0400
  • Patty Spinelli
    endorsed 2018-10-04 19:02:31 -0400
  • William McMullin
    @wmcmullin tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-04 18:55:36 -0400
    Tell AG Schuette to do his job and stop this crazy Canadian oil tunnel in the Great Lakes. https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/stop_the_tunnel_schuette?recruiter_id=35978
  • William McMullin
    endorsed 2018-10-04 18:55:12 -0400
    I e-mailed Schuette.
  • Christopher Sack
    endorsed 2018-10-04 18:47:41 -0400
    Here’s what I wrote:


    Dear Attorney General Bill Schuette,


    Great Lakes Tea & Spice Company, a Northern Michigan based business, is interested in the decommissioning of Line 5. We do not want the risk associated with oil anywhere near the coast of our State’s greatest natural resource, Lakes Michigan and Huron.

    We ask that you act to decommission Line 5 now instead of wasting resources and money to dig a tunnel.

    Please tell Governor Snyder to stop this plan and invest the proposed project budget into renewable energies: wind and solar.


    Thank you for your immediate response to this urgent matter!


    Best,


    Chris


    Christopher Sack

    Co-Founder/Wholesale

    Great Lakes Tea and Spice

    Chris@teaandspice.com

    231-645-7873

    877-645-9363

    Sent from my iPhone
  • Alison Heins
    endorsed 2018-10-04 18:05:39 -0400
    I made it short. The risk of rupture remains during the years it takes to build. Line 5 must be shut down.
  • Brian Burt
    endorsed 2018-10-04 18:05:39 -0400
  • Ted Kenyon
    endorsed 2018-10-04 16:50:16 -0400
    I told his office that he will lose this election unless he comes out and publicly states that he does not support this tunnel scheme and that he will shut down line 5 immediately as Governor.
  • Jan Pryor
    endorsed 2018-10-04 16:47:06 -0400

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