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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  • David L Elmendorf
    signed 2020-10-19 13:09:41 -0400
  • Carolyn Swanson
    signed 2020-10-19 13:08:45 -0400
  • Melissa Vernon
    signed 2020-10-19 13:07:20 -0400
    The Great Lakes support more than 1.3 million jobs that generate $82 billion in wages annually. How much of that are you willing to wager to by approving a new oil pipeline/tunnel?
  • Rosemary Wilson
    signed 2020-10-19 13:06:39 -0400
  • Gina Nowicki
    signed 2020-10-19 13:06:14 -0400
  • Briana Wendland
    signed via 2020-10-19 13:04:24 -0400
  • David Roach
    signed 2020-10-19 13:04:11 -0400
  • Wayne Stanfield Jr
    signed 2020-10-19 13:03:06 -0400
  • Patricia Schanski
    signed 2020-10-19 13:03:06 -0400
  • Tina Hughes
    signed 2020-10-19 13:02:29 -0400
  • Robert Merrill
    signed 2020-10-19 13:01:37 -0400
  • Cori Dubord
    signed 2020-10-19 13:00:56 -0400
  • George Kiel
    signed 2020-10-19 12:59:56 -0400
  • Hannah Apps
    signed 2020-10-19 12:59:52 -0400
  • Dolores Migdalia Perales
    @peralesdlo tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-19 12:59:31 -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=82929
  • Michelle Brandenburg
    signed 2020-10-19 12:59:15 -0400
  • Dolores Perales
    signed 2020-10-19 12:59:08 -0400
  • Petra Daher
    signed 2020-10-19 12:59:00 -0400
    I’m a life long resident of Michigan and I don’t support Line 5 . Michiganders want sustainable water policy that will prioritize protecting the Great Lakes .
  • Debbie Babb
    signed 2020-10-19 12:58:20 -0400
  • N Kathleen Kosobud
    signed 2020-10-19 12:56:52 -0400
  • William Wright
    signed 2020-10-19 12:56:42 -0400
  • Alexis Haas
    signed 2020-10-19 12:55:34 -0400
  • Raquel Garcia
    @RaquelGarciaAnd tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-19 12:55:11 -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=82925
  • Raquel Garcia
    signed 2020-10-19 12:54:59 -0400
  • Jared Boduch
    signed 2020-10-19 12:54:50 -0400
  • David Wheeler
    signed 2020-10-19 12:53:33 -0400
  • Michael Brennan
    signed 2020-10-19 12:52:43 -0400
  • Justin Bethune
    signed 2020-10-19 12:51:06 -0400
  • Ginger Valentine
    signed 2020-10-19 12:50:45 -0400
    I live on Lake Huron we are at great risk to being totally wiped out of our home should a leak happen as has happened already downstate in Kalamazoo.
  • Kathleen Behler
    signed 2020-10-19 12:50:42 -0400

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