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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  • Douglas Spence
    signed 2020-10-19 13:36:02 -0400
  • Irwin Hoenig
    signed 2020-10-19 13:36:00 -0400
  • Julie Cordano
    signed 2020-10-19 13:35:43 -0400
  • Joan Scott
    signed 2020-10-19 13:34:53 -0400
  • Miles Gerou
    signed 2020-10-19 13:33:33 -0400
  • Ian Wemyss
    signed 2020-10-19 13:33:23 -0400
  • Abe Martin
    signed 2020-10-19 13:33:23 -0400
  • J. Mckenzie Duke
    signed 2020-10-19 13:33:11 -0400
  • Kirk McMurray
    signed 2020-10-19 13:32:49 -0400
  • June Thaden
    signed 2020-10-19 13:32:08 -0400
  • Zoë Kelly
    signed 2020-10-19 13:32:03 -0400
  • LuAnne Dreves
    signed 2020-10-19 13:31:41 -0400
  • Peggy Jensen
    signed 2020-10-19 13:31:14 -0400
  • Carol Glidden
    signed 2020-10-19 13:29:51 -0400
  • Caitlyn Pelfresne
    signed via 2020-10-19 13:29:14 -0400
  • Pamela Gibney
    signed 2020-10-19 13:28:45 -0400
  • Randall Sanderson
    signed 2020-10-19 13:27:04 -0400
  • Peggy Gerou
    signed 2020-10-19 13:26:35 -0400
  • Robert Binder
    signed 2020-10-19 13:24:25 -0400
  • Denise Latulippecook
    signed 2020-10-19 13:23:59 -0400
    The house is on fire- we need to start acting like it!

    We don’t have to be slaves to fossil fuel!
  • Ryan White
    signed 2020-10-19 13:23:00 -0400
  • Johnnie Hoyne
    signed 2020-10-19 13:22:49 -0400
  • Amanda Weinert
    signed 2020-10-19 13:22:10 -0400
  • Steven Kraft
    signed 2020-10-19 13:21:21 -0400
    Tourism creates many jobs and fosters the growth in personal income in northern Michigan. Its beaches on the Great Lakes of Michigan and Huron are major draws for visitors and illustrate what is meant by Pure Michigan. Line 5 makes little direct contribution to the economy of northern Michigan , but has the high likelihood, given its age, to to change Pure Michigan into Dirty Michigan through leaks or breaks sending oil to befoul our beaches. Without the pure, clean beaches and waters to attract tourists, the tourist-based economy of northern Michigan will suffer a severe contraction with job losses and reductions in personal income as well as tax revenues for state and local governments.

    The implications are clear, close down Line 5
  • Sofia De Carolis
    signed 2020-10-19 13:20:22 -0400
  • Cal Phillips
    signed 2020-10-19 13:20:05 -0400
  • Susan Corrigan Mark
    signed 2020-10-19 13:19:25 -0400
    Against the line 5 oil tunnel in Lake Michigan
  • Lisa Hall
    signed 2020-10-19 13:18:31 -0400
  • Cynthia Schwedler
    signed 2020-10-19 13:16:11 -0400
  • Sharon Hurlbert
    signed 2020-10-19 13:11:49 -0400
    Let us be wise and not for short term gain jeopardize the health and safety of future generations.

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