Sign this petition calling on the protection of the Great Lakes, the climate, and of all Michiganders.

Tell the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to deny Enbridge permits to construct a fossil fuel tunnel through the Great Lakes. Science demands that we shift to using clean energy now. Serious flaws in the permits put us all at risk.


We'll send your signature to EGLE before the October 19 deadline for public comment on the Enbridge tunnel permit.

UPDATE - Monday, Oct 19, 11:00 PM: Signatures here will no longer be delivered to EGLE. You can still submit a comment by visiting this comment page and submitting an email by 11:59 PM tonight.

To the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE):

I urge you to reject Enbridge Energy’s application for permission to relocate its pipelines into an oil tunnel through the bottomlands of the Great Lakes. This is not simply a relocation - it is new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Building an oil tunnel through the Straits of Mackinac would continue to endanger public trust waters and bottomlands at the Straits, and would continue the risk to our waters posed by Line 5's other 400-plus water crossings. Feasible and prudent alternatives to the energy currently provided by Line 5 exist - this project is not in the public's interest.

The science is clear that to avoid significantly worsening impacts of climate change, we must rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including from the burning of fossil fuels. Allowing Enbridge to build a new pipeline that can transport oil for up to 99 years through our state will exacerbate climate change, the impacts of which are already harming our state and its residents.

Building an oil tunnel would take five or more years at a time when the existing pipeline may keep operating, extending the risk of a devastating oil spill into the Great Lakes and exposing Michiganders to a heightened risk of contaminated drinking water, endangered livelihoods, and lost access to recreational activities.  

I ask that you protect our Great Lakes, our state, and our families from the worsening impacts of climate change by rejecting this application.

Help Reach the Next Goal: 2,500 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 2106 reactions

  • Brenda Choi
    signed 2022-06-02 16:36:34 -0400
  • Marcia Stucki
    signed 2020-10-20 14:44:00 -0400
    I live near the Kalamazoo River. I know Enbridge’s real world record with pipeline safety. Their promises mean nothing. This project treats Michigan like a third-world country.
  • bonnie redd
    signed 2020-10-20 14:43:42 -0400
    bonnie redd i believe in my brother William ostler he is very smart about everything so i am going with him
  • Molly Pierce
    signed via 2020-10-20 13:49:29 -0400
    Molly Pierce
  • Sue Schümmer
    signed 2020-10-20 13:35:04 -0400
  • Sarah Wilson
    signed 2020-10-20 13:18:23 -0400
    Although I don’t live in Michigan, I do live on the great lakes, so I hope my voice counts. The lakes are all connected and we are all impacted by these decisions,
  • Christopher Riti
    signed 2020-10-20 13:17:31 -0400
  • Ruth Ann Pace
    signed 2020-10-20 13:11:09 -0400
    STOP THE INSANITY!!! No tunnel and shut down line 5! NOW. Do not let GREED destroy our GREAT LAKES, that is a water resource for millions of people. Please, Stop !!!!! Enough already….
  • Maryann Staron
    signed 2020-10-20 12:24:20 -0400
  • Lynn Benson
    signed 2020-10-20 11:49:51 -0400
  • Theresa Landrum
    signed 2020-10-20 11:40:38 -0400
    Theresa Landrum
  • Claire Kander
    signed 2020-10-20 11:39:20 -0400
  • Phoenix
    signed 2020-10-20 11:36:27 -0400
  • Steven Sidoff
    signed 2020-10-20 11:21:06 -0400
  • DAvid rAck
    signed 2020-10-20 11:08:54 -0400
  • Susan Jehle
    signed via 2020-10-20 11:07:54 -0400
  • Pauline Lackie
    signed 2020-10-20 10:59:11 -0400
  • Jesse Wood
    signed via 2020-10-20 10:49:43 -0400
  • Linda Spray
    signed 2020-10-20 10:48:26 -0400
  • Orly Rubinfeld
    signed 2020-10-20 10:46:08 -0400
  • Meena Karol
    signed 2020-10-20 10:36:42 -0400
  • James Rucker
    signed 2020-10-20 10:16:17 -0400
  • Alyssa Hardy
    signed via 2020-10-20 10:12:20 -0400
  • Lindsey Siehda
    signed 2020-10-20 10:06:32 -0400
    Lindsey Ann Siehda
  • Bob Padilla
    signed 2020-10-20 09:58:29 -0400
  • Jean Grifka
    signed 2020-10-20 09:51:43 -0400
  • sau tsang
    signed 2020-10-20 09:34:37 -0400
  • Hannah Barton
    signed 2020-10-20 09:32:43 -0400
  • Jean Yves Munch
    signed via 2020-10-20 09:24:18 -0400
  • Ronnie Alff
    signed 2020-10-20 09:11:59 -0400

You can help now.

Join those working to protect the Great Lakes & climate from the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline.

Get updates