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For the first time in far too long, the Michigan Office of Attorney General stood up in court to protect the waters that belong to the people of Michigan. We've been working to hear opening arguments in a lawsuit to decommission Line 5 for years.

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Please join us in signing this thank you letter to Attorney General Nessel and her team.

The wealth and power of the entire fossil fuel industry and their allies are aligned against us and our Attorney General, but the title of this case is “THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN v Enbridge.”

Let our advocates in the Attorney General’s office know that the people they represent have their backs and are thankful for the hard work and long hours they are putting in to face off against the wealthiest and most powerful industry in the history of the world.


Dear Attorney General Nessel, Deputy Attorneys General Manning, Reichel, and Bock, and staff of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division:

On May 22nd, we watched the Michigan Attorney General’s office take a stand to protect our public water resources on behalf of the people. Michigan residents have been asking for this for a long time and we thank you all for your efforts on our behalf.

For years, we have been calling for action to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, which as you know presents a constant and unnecessary threat to our state’s greatest treasure. It is inspiring to see the work that you all have put in to bring this case on behalf of the people. While the oil industry and other powerful financial interests are aligned against you, know that the people of Michigan and people around the world who value our Great Lakes are in your corner.

We know that this case is a long way from being decided, but we are grateful for your efforts, and the people of Michigan are with you as this case moves forward.

Thank you all!


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  • Thomas Steeg
    endorsed 2020-05-27 11:15:48 -0400
  • Linda Sleeper
    endorsed 2020-05-27 11:07:20 -0400
  • Barbara and Richard Groen
    endorsed 2020-05-27 11:05:54 -0400
  • Maxime Groen
    endorsed 2020-05-27 11:05:26 -0400
  • Kate Madigan
    endorsed 2020-05-27 11:00:21 -0400
    Thank you for your leadership in protecting our public trust resources.
  • Patricia Wildhack
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:56:26 -0400
    An an Indiana resident and Great Lakes lover I thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing to protect these amazing waters. You stand as a gatekeeper for the lakes and the world thanks you for protecting them. Be brave and unstoppable. You have the unending support and gratitude of millions.
  • Joe Stearns
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:52:19 -0400
    Thank you for leading the fight to protect the great lakes, and 20% of the world’s fresh water supply, from a foreign corporation with a history of poor safety and quality, and very little transparency. It’s well past time to remove the this catastrophic danger from the Great Lakes as well as the 400 miles of wetlands, rivers, and streams it crosses in the state of Michigan.
  • Ben Scott-Brandt
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:50:55 -0400
  • Jacque Boivin
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:47:11 -0400
  • Melissa Mclaury Freye
    endorsed via 2020-05-27 10:33:12 -0400
  • Gregory Farr
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:27:21 -0400
    Thank you for defending Michigan’s greatest natural resource!
  • Carol McGeehan
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:24:35 -0400
  • Amy Lebowsky
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:19:10 -0400
  • Barbara Olson
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:16:42 -0400
    Thank goodness for strong women! Thank you Dana Nessel for bringing about needed reform here in Michigan. Deep bows!
  • Lee Kramer
    endorsed 2020-05-27 10:05:47 -0400
    I am a maritime attorney whose individual and corporate clients from the entire Great Lakes basin depend on the natural resources you are protecting. Thank you.
  • Mary Ellen Gondeck
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:56:40 -0400
  • Karla Passalacqua
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:53:26 -0400
  • Karen Chadwick
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:53:25 -0400
    I love our Great Lakes, and am truly disturbed at the thought of losing our natural beauty to a foolish accident, whether pipes are under water or under the ground, I see nothing but danger with what Enbridge plans. My sincere gratitude to AG Nessel and staff for this important work.
  • George Carroll
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:46:51 -0400
  • Val Baldwin
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:43:54 -0400
  • Brian Rhinesmith
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:43:40 -0400
    I am extremely grateful that the AG is standing up against Enbridge because of its shoddy safety record in the Straits as well as the monumental oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. Further, we need to shut down oil pipe lines in general and invest in clean energy jobs and infrastructure.

    Thank you Attorney General Nessel and staff. I will be praying for a good outcome. Brian Rhinesmith, Kalamazoo, Mi
  • Gary Perrine
    endorsed 2020-05-27 09:15:41 -0400
  • Bert Courson
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  • Jane Wilde
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  • Deb Nedeau
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  • Deborah Tengler
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  • Lydia O’Connor
    endorsed 2020-05-27 08:58:21 -0400
  • Fernando Souto
    endorsed 2020-05-27 08:56:49 -0400
    Stay strong.
  • Carol Steingasser
    endorsed 2020-05-27 08:56:21 -0400
  • Dawn Bushouse
    endorsed 2020-05-27 08:45:26 -0400

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