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August 19 Day of Action -- Keep Oil Out of the Great Lakes

Aug 15, 2014
The Great Lakes are Michigan’s most treasured natural resource. But an oil pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac is putting the Great Lakes at risk.

Several groups in Michigan have been ramping up our campaign to get Governor Snyder to take immediate action to regulate these oil pipelines, which is his duty as the State’s primary trustee of the Great Lakes waters and bottomlands. Next week, MEC and several of our partners will be meeting with the Snyder Administration about this request.
 
Sign the letter and share!
We need your help right now to show the Governor that the people of Michigan stand with us and want him to keep oil out of the Great Lakes. Join our Day of Action next Tuesday, August 19. Send an email alert and share through social media to get more people signed onto our letter to the Governor: http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter.

For more information and sample email to send out, contact Kate Madigan at kate@environmentalcouncil.org.

Want to do more? Walk the Mackinac Bridge with us!
Join Oil & Water Don't Mix at the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk across the Mackinac Bridge on Sept. 1, 2014, and help send a message to Keep Oil Out of the Great Lakes. Come enjoy the spectacular view from the Mackinac Bridge while sharing your passion for preserving this pristine, majestic place. Let’s tell Governor Snyder to protect the Mackinac Straits from the threat of a devastating oil spill. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/mackinac_bridge_walk

Thank you for all you do!

Sample e-mail:
Every day, nearly 23 million gallons of oil travel through 61-year-old pipelines that run right through the Straits of Mackinac. These pipelines are owned by Enbridge, a company that has on its record more than 1000 oil spills since 1999, including the pipeline spill of more than 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River in 2010. An oil spill in the heart of the Great Lakes is too great a risk to take. Tell Governor Snyder to take immediate action to keep oil out of the Great Lakes. Add your name to our letter: http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter. And then share it with your friends. For more information, visit: www.oilandwaterdontmix.org.

Sample Facebook post:
Every day, pipelines carry 23 million gallons of oil through the Straits of Mackinac. A spill here, in the heart of the Great Lakes, is too great a risk to take. Call on Governor Snyder to take immediate action to protect our waters from an oil spill. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter

Sample tweet:
Tell Michigan’s Gov. Snyder to keep oil out of the #greatlakes. http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/sign_on_letter
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