Last week, the winds shifted in the efforts to shut down Line 5 and prevent an oil tunnel. This is a critical moment. Gov. Whitmer is getting serious heat from unions who want "tunnel jobs" and entrenched fossil fuel supporters who want to keep Line 5 flowing. Show her that we have her back!


Support Gov. WhitmerCall Gov. Whitmer

Show Gov. Whitmer the support she needs to stay on the right side of this tunnel debate. Please call her office and report your call here.

Call Gov. Whitmer: 517-373-3400

Use the following TALKING POINTS to help develop your message:

  • Thank you for standing up the climate by opposing Enbridge’s oil tunnel scam. It's just a way to keep Line 5 operating under the Straits of Mackinac.
  • Please continue to stand up for the Great Lakes and climate by revoking Enbridge’s easement to operate in the Straits of Mackinac and moving forward with decommissioning the Line 5 pipeline as quickly as possible.
  • Thanks for establishing a UP Energy Task force to examine Line 5 propane alternatives, and lower energy costs and impacts with renewables.

Then REPORT YOUR CALL by adding your name below!


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  • Anna Fisher
    endorsed 2019-06-15 19:02:01 -0400
    I left a message
  • Eileen and Kat Thorp
    endorsed 2019-06-15 18:42:18 -0400
  • Margaret Forgione
    endorsed 2019-06-15 10:12:29 -0400
    made the call this morning
  • Ruth Wright-Geddes
    @ruthiebear49 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-14 13:25:56 -0400
    Join me in supporting @GovWhitmer for moving to decommission Line 5. Michigan doesn't need or want the Enbridge oil tunnel - let's show her our support!
  • Ruth Wright-Geddes
    endorsed 2019-06-14 13:25:30 -0400
  • Kat Russell
    endorsed 2019-06-14 07:15:38 -0400
  • Kathleen Nolan
    endorsed 2019-06-13 21:53:35 -0400
  • Michael Metzger
    endorsed 2019-06-13 21:39:54 -0400
  • Suzannah Greve
    endorsed 2019-06-13 17:20:02 -0400
    I left a recorded message encouraging the governor to fulfill her promise to protect our Great Lakes by decommissioning Pipeline 5 .
  • Wayne Say
    endorsed 2019-06-13 16:33:07 -0400
  • Lenore Pacitto
    endorsed 2019-06-13 15:56:06 -0400
  • Chris Barsy-Eckman
    @BarsyEckman tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-13 15:51:44 -0400
    Join me in supporting @GovWhitmer for moving to decommission Line 5. Michigan doesn't need or want the Enbridge oil tunnel - let's show her our support!
  • Chris Barsy-Eckman
    endorsed 2019-06-13 15:51:26 -0400
  • Elizabeth Dell
    endorsed 2019-06-13 15:32:50 -0400
  • Mary Jane Eicher
    endorsed 2019-06-13 15:08:41 -0400
    So glad you are immediately addressing renewables for the UP. Perhaps paid training for union members to build and maintain renewable energy systems. An offshore wind turbine farm could provide energy for all states around the Great Lakes. Taxes could help set up communication systems for education and commerce-more jobs!
  • Nancy Stier
    endorsed 2019-06-13 15:00:05 -0400
    Thanked her for resistance to pipeline 5 and said I didn’t want the easement to remain there either because it’s too great a threat to the Great Lakes.
  • Sarah Kiley
    endorsed 2019-06-13 14:14:01 -0400
  • Andrew Sarpolis
    endorsed 2019-06-13 14:08:28 -0400
  • Jeff Garner
    endorsed 2019-06-13 13:26:40 -0400
  • Tony
    @trust10449 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-13 13:05:11 -0400
    Join me in supporting @GovWhitmer for moving to decommission Line 5. Michigan doesn't need or want the Enbridge oil tunnel - let's show her our support!
  • Tony Rust
    Lean Green Machines endorsed 2019-06-13 13:04:13 -0400
    I’m sorry, she was born, probably raised, and currently residing in the state of Michigan, am I right??! Why would she A. Not understand what is at stake when it comes to enbridge, oil spills and water B. It doesn’t make sense that we should have to work so hard to protect what even the Governor gets to enjoy.
  • Anna Fisher
    @anna_irjuk tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-13 12:25:21 -0400
    Join me in supporting @GovWhitmer for moving to decommission Line 5. Michigan doesn't need or want the Enbridge oil tunnel - let's show her our support!
  • Richard Barron
    endorsed 2019-06-13 12:18:47 -0400
    Left VM
  • Deborah Czerkie
    endorsed 2019-06-13 12:08:00 -0400
  • Cliff Yankovich
    endorsed 2019-06-13 11:50:45 -0400
    I took me 6-7 attempts to get through. Spoke to a nice young man – told him that I appreciated all of the Govs efforts to follow through on her campaign promise to shut down Line 5. Explained that was one of my MAIN motivators for casting my vote for her.
  • John Considine
    endorsed 2019-06-13 11:26:27 -0400
  • B Wandelt
    endorsed 2019-06-13 11:24:15 -0400
    I do not support any additional pipeline or tunnel work to carry crude oil or oil products under the Great Lakes. Existing lines should not be allowed to be used until they rot as has been the case with Line 5 under the straights.

    Use until failure is not a policy – it is disaster planning.
  • Julie Ortiz
    endorsed 2019-06-13 11:16:56 -0400
    Dear Governor Whitmer,

    I think you are doing the right thing in establishing a UP task force to examine Line 5 propane alternatives, lower energy costs, and impacts with renewables and the new jobs and business potential that would comes with it. I think that we can all agree that we as a state should not be reliant on a Canadian oil firm for our energy needs, especially when it involves taking a major risk of oil spills in or Great Lakes. We have always been innovative and able to work out our own problems. I believe in Michigan’s ability to work through this on our own soil, creating our own jobs with our own best interests in the forefront.

    Thank You for standing firmly with Michiganders!

    Julie Ortiz

    1305 North PKWY

    Midland, MI 48640
  • Cheryl Lyon-Jennes
    endorsed 2019-06-13 10:46:59 -0400
  • Bob DeKorne
    endorsed 2019-06-13 10:37:46 -0400
    We support the decommissioning of Line 5 ASAP and want to commend and support Gov Whitmer for her stance. Don’t let a Canadian oil company’s profits risk our Great lakes any longer! Thank you Gretchen!


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