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

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  • Edward English
    signed 2020-10-19 14:06:52 -0400
  • Mike Ripley
    signed 2020-10-19 14:05:00 -0400
  • Meg Young
    signed 2020-10-19 14:03:29 -0400
  • Wj Gonzalez
    signed 2020-10-19 14:02:12 -0400
    Enbridge is a Canadian company, responsible for the largest inland oil spill in the United States, in US history. Yes, the Canadian company, Enbridge is the exact foreign company responsible for the largest spill on US soil and in US waterways.

    This foreign company pumps the absolute dirtiest “Tar Sands” tar, mixed with super-toxic Naptha, (so it is thin enough to be pumped), under our pristine Mackinac Straits, as a shortcut, then, back into Canada for Canadian use. Wait..What?

    That’s right. This Non-US company pumps this toxic brew of foreign tar sands mix thru our Michigan Water Wonderland, then back into Canada as a shortcut to save them money.

    Please make an effort to fully wrap your head around that.

    Enbridge claims it is used in the US, but in fact, only a minuscule fraction is siphoned off for Michigan, for the sole purpose of allowing them to make this grossly misleading claim.

    Enbridge is a sleazy, unethical organization with a giant PR arm that spreads lies and misinformation in the US to preserve their ill-gotten gains.

    A winter rupture of Enbridge’s “Line 5” under the frozen ice of the Mackinac Straits has been determined by the US Coast Guard to be a fully uncontainable disaster of cataclysmic proportions.

    Enbridge needs to be evicted from Michigan tomorrow!
  • Darlene Ponko
    signed 2020-10-19 14:01:07 -0400
  • Ashley Ayoub
    signed 2020-10-19 14:00:05 -0400
  • Peg Shaw
    signed 2020-10-19 13:59:56 -0400
    annual Michigan visitor since 1962
  • Andrea Anderson
    signed 2020-10-19 13:59:35 -0400
  • Evan Kroon
    signed 2020-10-19 13:59:25 -0400
  • Jill Marcusse
    signed 2020-10-19 13:59:12 -0400
  • Ken Trent
    signed 2020-10-19 13:58:25 -0400
  • Adam Warner
    signed 2020-10-19 13:57:03 -0400
  • Jon Armstrong
    signed 2020-10-19 13:56:47 -0400
  • Carol Gilewicz
    signed 2020-10-19 13:56:35 -0400
    This is how we start to transition to renewable energy. Be start by not spending another dime to perpetuate poising our earth. Tough but necessary
  • Eric Carlson
    signed 2020-10-19 13:56:30 -0400
  • Colin Bohash
    signed 2020-10-19 13:56:02 -0400
  • Tony Demin
    signed 2020-10-19 13:54:03 -0400
    My livelihood relies on clean, pure Great Lakes.
  • David O'Donnell
    signed 2020-10-19 13:53:07 -0400
  • Brianna Butler
    signed 2020-10-19 13:52:52 -0400
  • Judy Skog
    signed 2020-10-19 13:51:34 -0400
    I grew up in Midland and I currently live on the other side of Lake Michigan. We have NO business allowing oil to continue to flow under this precious resource. Once there’s a leak, it’s gone forever.
  • Alison Szabo
    signed 2020-10-19 13:50:36 -0400
  • Greg Smith
    signed 2020-10-19 13:50:15 -0400
  • Brad Grrlach
    signed 2020-10-19 13:49:55 -0400
    We had a break of the Enbridge line 5 near us in Indian River. It was a few years ago but it took days to repair. We live on Burt Lake so you can imagine the concerned had for our clean water! It needs to go!! Shut it down and build a pipeline in your country!!
  • Katie Tomczyk
    signed 2020-10-19 13:49:37 -0400
  • Mike Savina
    signed 2020-10-19 13:49:32 -0400
  • Tony Signore
    @tsig912 tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-19 13:49:17 -0400
    Do you love an oil-free Great Lakes? They're under threat, you know. Join me and sign this petition calling on @MichiganEGLE and @EGLEDirector to reject the Enbridge Line 5 Oil Tunnel. #NoTunnel #SDL5 https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/egle_no_tunnel_petition?recruiter_id=10817
  • Tony Signore
    signed 2020-10-19 13:48:46 -0400
    I strongly oppose any legislation that continues to support the life of Line 5. The Great Lakes support people in this area in so many ways, to risk fresh water contamination for one of the world’s largest supply of this precious resource is beyond logic and borders on insanity.
  • Ronald Martineau
    signed 2020-10-19 13:48:23 -0400
  • John Thierry
    signed 2020-10-19 13:48:20 -0400
    shut it Down!!

  • Flavia Pellizzari
    signed 2020-10-19 13:48:18 -0400

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