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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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  • Joan Thomas
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:54:05 -0400
  • Karen Comella
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:53:43 -0400
    Dear AG Nessel,

    You are my hero to fight the way you have to decommission Line 5. Also, thanks for putting Trump in his place last week! Shine on, Karen
  • Linda Smith
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:53:32 -0400
  • Susan Inman
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:52:13 -0400
  • Carla Meier
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:51:19 -0400
  • Charlie Wunsch
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:48:34 -0400
    I could not be more proud of the Attorney General of Michigan and her staff for their steadfast defense of the rule of law. Keep up the terrific work on all fronts, the people are behind you. I find it immensely refreshing and inspiring to see public officials engaging in thoughtful and heartfelt PUBLIC service. Which is an interesting commentary in itself (i.e. that an informed citizen should find it so surprising to be well-represented by government officials.) Thanks for “turning this bus around!”
  • Karen Whitman
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:42:57 -0400
  • Charlie Wunsch
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:41:26 -0400
  • Keith Blomstrom
    @ecorangerfairmo tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-26 17:40:01 -0400
    Join me 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
  • Keith Blomstrom
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:39:40 -0400
    I worked on pipeline issues for years for NWF. I worked with many people on this and other issues.
  • Susan Powell
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:39:29 -0400
  • Barbara Hansen
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:38:43 -0400
  • Gail Knight
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:35:22 -0400
  • Richard Kinas
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:35:18 -0400
  • Timothy Janssen
    @Timoj67 tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-26 17:32:04 -0400
    Join me 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
  • Theresa Leonard
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:32:04 -0400
  • Timothy Janssen
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:31:55 -0400
  • Kim Albright
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:29:54 -0400
    Thanks for making the decommissioning of Line 5 a priority for Michigan.
  • Jeremy Chavayda
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:29:46 -0400
  • Joan Hall
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:27:56 -0400
    Many thanks for working to protect one of Michigan’s most important resources — the water that supports our tourism industry, the water we use for boating, swimming, recreation — and the water we drink.
  • Lauren Gill
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:25:37 -0400
  • Marilyn Mayo
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:25:26 -0400
    Our address is in Florida but we own property in Mi…a farm and an industrial building.
  • Julie S
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:25:04 -0400
  • Barbara Murphy
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:24:26 -0400
    I applaud and support AG Nessel and her “spine” in taking on Enbridge……not an easy assignment. I live on Beaver Island. I cannot fathom a spill or rupture that would cause irreparable harm to our Great Lakes.
  • Harriet Booth
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:24:00 -0400
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  • Debra Henning
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:19:58 -0400
  • Mary Armstrong
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:19:13 -0400
  • Laura Rose
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:15:47 -0400
    Enbridge must be stopped.
  • Deborah Bortot
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:15:09 -0400
  • Peter Motzenbecker
    endorsed 2020-05-26 17:14:52 -0400
    As a property owner very close to the Straits I am horrified at the thought of any kind of an oil spill in the pristine waters. Thank you for helping fight against this unnecessary project!

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