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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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  • Ciara Sosnowski
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:10:35 -0400
    Thank you so much for your work in protecting our beautiful lakes! It does not go unnoticed.
  • Julie Blicharski
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:09:27 -0400
    Please continue to protect the Great Lakes
  • Gloria Freud
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:09:15 -0400
  • Nan Nelson
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:09:04 -0400
  • Jeffrey Watson
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:09:04 -0400
  • Carol Rahbari
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:08:42 -0400
  • Tamara Pride
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:08:36 -0400
  • Janis Frazee
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:08:35 -0400
  • Mark Nadolski
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:07:43 -0400
  • Matthew Manker
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:07:42 -0400
  • Anne Dwyer
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:07:16 -0400
    The pipeline is definitely a public nuisance. We are stressed out trying to decide whether to sell our lake front property just east of the pipeline before the current structure ruptures or Embridge defies the natural beauty of the Stairs and our property value goes down – both the monetary value and the emotional value three generations have for the area.

    Last summer the survey barges were ugly and disturbing. Bright lights and loud engines all night long.

    Thank you, Attorney General Nessel for following through with the will of Michigan residents to protect our waterways and honor our treaties. The Snyder administration and current legislative body only represents 1/3 of Michigan voters due to severely gerrymandered districting. Any legislation prior to redistricting should be reviewed before moving ahead with any permits to Embridge

    Our State is beautiful and bountiful We can protect this beauty and at the same time build the economy of Northern Michigan without a Canadian pipeline.

    Thank you.
  • Michael Mcgillivray
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:06:23 -0400
  • Julie Barker
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:04:24 -0400
    We only have one chance to get this right. Thank You!!
  • Jeffery Anderson
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:03:44 -0400
    thank you for suing embridge to close line 5 from further operation. jeffery anderson
  • Thomas Stephens II
    @TheMadWarchief tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-22 13:03:22 -0400
    Join us in thanking the Michigan Attorney General's office for fighting for the People of Michigan as they seek to protect the Great Lakes from an Enbridge oil spill disaster. Please join me! #PeopleVsEnbridge @dananessel
  • Freya Goldstein
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:03:17 -0400
  • Thomas Stephens II
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:03:01 -0400
    Thank you for standing up for the State of Michigan, our Great Lakes, and our people.
  • Mike Passalacqua
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:02:29 -0400
  • Eric Carlson
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:02:19 -0400
  • Mr and Mrs Schmidt
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:02:04 -0400
  • Patricua Hoffman
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:01:45 -0400
    great job!!
  • Janet Mullennix
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:01:41 -0400
  • Tarrin Tallman
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:01:32 -0400
    Thank you for keeping Michigan’s water safe!!!! Our family really appreciates it!
  • Faith Akert
    endorsed via 2020-05-22 13:01:24 -0400
  • Sandra Cordes
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:01:22 -0400
  • Patricia Merchant
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:01:08 -0400
  • James Wright
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:00:49 -0400
    Standing up for the people of Michigan and our progeny is heartening in these dark times. Thanks and congratulations!
  • John McCahan
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:00:47 -0400
    Enbridge needs to be stopped. I watched the hearing today. Enbridge did not have good arguments.
  • Jane Lyth
    @lyth_jane tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-22 13:00:45 -0400
    Join us in thanking the Michigan Attorney General's office for fighting for the People of Michigan as they seek to protect the Great Lakes from an Enbridge oil spill disaster. Please join me! #PeopleVsEnbridge @dananessel
  • Jane Lyth
    endorsed 2020-05-22 13:00:11 -0400

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