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.

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  • Ellen Burkhardt
    signed 2020-10-19 14:43:45 -0400
  • Anna Elsbernd
    signed 2020-10-19 14:43:22 -0400
  • Lynne Lesky
    signed 2020-10-19 14:41:36 -0400
  • Pm Money
    signed 2020-10-19 14:39:20 -0400
  • Sarah Chung
    signed 2020-10-19 14:39:14 -0400
  • Christian Holmes
    signed 2020-10-19 14:38:53 -0400
  • Brad Smit
    signed 2020-10-19 14:38:34 -0400
  • Thomas Patrick
    signed 2020-10-19 14:34:30 -0400
    Some scientists believe we only have less than 10 years to switch from fossil fuels to Alternative Energy. We have plenty of pipelines plenty of storage and plenty of refineries still. Stop destroying Mother Earth please
  • Maureen Absten
    signed 2020-10-19 14:33:20 -0400
    Polluters should be prosecuted to pay medical bills
  • Nancy Kean
    signed 2020-10-19 14:32:04 -0400
  • Genevieve Adamski
    signed 2020-10-19 14:31:10 -0400
  • Brian Clausen
    signed 2020-10-19 14:27:23 -0400
  • Megan Raphael
    signed 2020-10-19 14:25:41 -0400
  • Mindy Kantola
    signed 2020-10-19 14:25:10 -0400
  • Beverly Weber
    signed 2020-10-19 14:25:07 -0400
  • Felicity Leddy
    signed 2020-10-19 14:24:52 -0400
  • Joshua Hoffman
    signed 2020-10-19 14:24:48 -0400
  • Angela Hembroff
    signed 2020-10-19 14:23:57 -0400
  • Susan Bietila
    signed via 2020-10-19 14:22:28 -0400
    No Oil Pipelines in the Great Lakes. Water is Precious and Oil is on the way out.
  • Susan Spears
    signed 2020-10-19 14:21:26 -0400
  • James Witman
    signed 2020-10-19 14:20:13 -0400
  • Catherine Beier
    signed 2020-10-19 14:19:55 -0400
  • Maureen Naylis
    signed 2020-10-19 14:19:18 -0400
  • Daniel King
    signed 2020-10-19 14:16:09 -0400
  • Jeanne Stoppels
    signed 2020-10-19 14:15:34 -0400
    I contacted Governor Whitmer in regards the Enbridge proposed tunnel, poorly prepared designs of which the objective engineer recently made comments on NPR Michigan public radio. I asked her to "shut down line 5.!!
  • Rebecca Penrose
    signed 2020-10-19 14:12:36 -0400
  • Joyce Harrington Bahle
    signed 2020-10-19 14:11:59 -0400
  • Martha Sutton
    signed 2020-10-19 14:10:05 -0400
  • Peggy Daub
    signed 2020-10-19 14:08:54 -0400
  • Edward English
    signed 2020-10-19 14:06:52 -0400

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