UPDATE (Tuesday, December 11, 12:45 PM) – The bill passed in the House. Now it heads to the Governor’s office for his signature. Thank you all for calling!

Rep. Lee Chatfield: (517) 373-2629
Rep. Sara Cambensy: (517) 373-0498
Rep. Scott Dianda: (517) 373-0850
Rep. Peter Lucido: (517) 373-0843
Rep. Brandt Iden: (517) 373-1774
Rep. Daniela Garcia: (517) 373-0830
Rep. Mike McCready: (517) 373-8670
Rep. Sue Allor: (517) 373-0833
Rep. Larry Inman: (517) 373-1766
Rep. David Maturen: (517) 373-1787
Rep. Chris Afendoulis: (517) 373-0218
Rep. Julie Calley: (517) 373-0842
Rep. Kathy Crawford: (517) 373-0827
Rep. Jason Sheppard: (517) 373-2617
Rep. Jim Lilly: (517) 373-0838
Rep. Scott VanSingel: (517) 373-7317
Rep. Dave Pagel: (517) 373-1796
Rep. Brett Roberts: (517) 373-1775
Rep. Brian Elder: (517) 373-0158

Proposed Talking Points

State your name and where you live.

Please vote no on SB 1197, the bill authorizing an oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. My specific concerns include:

  • The current Line 5 pipeline must be shut down as soon as possible. SB 1197 would allow the existing Line 5 pipeline to remain in the open waters of the Great Lakes for at least another decade.
  • Any tunnel should be taxed as private property. This bill would designate the utility tunnel as public property, which risks removing from the tax rolls the over $500,000 of private investment for a private corporation.
  • No state funds for the tunnel. This tunnel proposal serves primarily a private purpose, the State of Michigan should not spend our tax dollars to help a private company build, maintain, permit, or litigate this proposed tunnel.

Remember to thank them for their time!

Let us know that you made a call. This kind of thing really works.

I Called

67 contacts made
NameDateComments
Mary Ann Borton12/11/2018

Spoke with 5 live and rest VM

Rayford Ray12/11/2018
Betsie Walen12/11/2018

2291 Valentine Blvd NE

Ethel Larsen12/11/2018

I called Chatfield and Dianda

Alison Heins12/11/2018

I called 6, from bottom up on list. Will try to squeeze a few more in before I leave.

Sue Miller12/11/2018

Called Inman and Afendoulis objecting to the tunnel proposal.. was told that they would get my message.

Suzanne Sorkin12/08/2018

I called all of them Saturday afternoon and left voice messages for all. Fingers crossed....

Susan Wheadon12/07/2018

Tired of calling. What's wrong with these people?

Paul Bruce12/07/2018

I just spoke to Ryan at Rep. Sue Allor's office. He assured me that Rep. Allor will vote no on the current version of SB 1197. I am a resident of her district and shared my concern about the condition of the existing Line 5 pipeline and also discussed the importance of retaining the original purpose of the Mackinac Bridge Authority. Please keep me updated on the progress of this ill-conceived legislation, especially any last minute changes that would enable its passage. I expressed my appreciation to Rep. Allor's staff member and gave him my name and email address. As you may know Rep. Allor has made comments regarding her distrust of Enbridge.

Jim Mortimer12/07/2018

7530 O'Connor Drive

Monica Dutmers12/07/2018
Leslie Hamp12/07/2018

I called:
Rep. Lee Chatfield: (517) 373-2629
Rep. Sue Allor: (517) 373-0833
Rep. Larry Inman: (517) 373-1766
Rep. Sara Cambensy: (517) 373-0498
Rep. Scott Dianda: (517) 373-0850
Rep. Chris Afendoulis: (517) 373-0218
Rep. Julie Calley: (517) 373-0842
Rep. Kathy Crawford: (517) 373-0827
Rep. Daniela Garcia: (517) 373-0830
Rep. Jason Sheppard: (517) 373-2617
Rep. Jim Lilly: (517) 373-0838
Rep. David Maturen: (517) 373-1787
Rep. Scott VanSingel: (517) 373-7317
Rep. Mike McCready: (517) 373-8670
Rep. Dave Pagel: (517) 373-1796
Rep. Brett Roberts: (517) 373-1775
Rep. Brandt Iden: (517) 373-1774

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