April 18, 2019

Tell Gov. Whitmer: Don't Negotiate on Line 5 Tunnel!

PROTECTION OF THE GREAT LAKES IS NOT NEGOTIABLE

Gov. Whitmer and Enbridge are reportedly planning to discuss the future of Line 5, and possibly speed up the building of a new oil tunnel.  Protection of the Great Lakes is not negotiable and we are counting on Gov. Whitmer to protect the Great Lakes.  If discussions go forward we strongly urge the governor to reverse the pattern of backroom, sweetheart deals.  Governor Whitmer must focus her efforts on a transparent process that will lead to decommissioning Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac

An oil tunnel to carry Enbridge’s Canadian oil is not a good solution for Michigan
A tunnel would leave at risk of an oil spill along 400 inland waters and dozens of  miles of Lake Michigan shoreline along which Line 5 runs in Michigan. Moreover, leading scientists have warned that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we must rapidly move off of fossil fuels. 

Allowing Enbridge to build a tunnel and extend the life of Line 5 even more is the very opposite of what our state should be doing on climate. There are alternatives to Line 5 that do not require building a new oil pipeline, and independent studies commissioned by the State have confirmed these are viable options that would better protect Michigan’s waters and climate. 

Please contact Governor Whitmer TODAY and let her know:
PROTECTION OF THE GREAT LAKES IS NOT NEGOTIABLE AND WE ARE COUNTING ON GOVERNOR WHITMER TO PROTECT THE GREAT LAKES FROM THE THREAT OF AN OIL SPILL - SHUT DOWN LINE 5 NOW!

Phone: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/call_whitmer_no_tunnel
Online: https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/GovRelations/ShareOpinion.aspx 
Twitter: @GovWhitmer
US Mail: Governor Gretchen Whitmer, P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, Michigan 48909