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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  • Alisse Havlicek
    signed via 2020-10-19 12:50:23 -0400
  • Carol Plain
    signed 2020-10-19 12:50:17 -0400
  • Jacob Bullard
    signed 2020-10-19 12:49:55 -0400
  • Chris Joslin
    signed 2020-10-19 12:49:47 -0400
  • Adel Easterday
    signed 2020-10-19 12:49:12 -0400
    Put an end to this terrible risk that we take every minute that the oil pipeline is in our water. Shut it down and take it out! Save our water!
  • Patricia Marciniak
    signed 2020-10-19 12:48:16 -0400
  • Brandi Nehila
    signed via 2020-10-19 12:47:53 -0400
  • Michael Mestelle
    signed 2020-10-19 12:47:27 -0400
  • Fred Rappley
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  • MaryAnn Halbeisen
    signed 2020-10-19 12:46:16 -0400
  • Berit Thorson
    signed 2020-10-19 12:46:11 -0400
  • Dianne Williams
    signed 2020-10-19 12:45:21 -0400
    Water is Life! Line 5 threatens our country’s largest source of fresh water!
  • Traven Michaels
    signed 2020-10-19 12:45:16 -0400
  • Carly Veenkant
    signed 2020-10-19 12:45:16 -0400
  • Julianne Arseneau
    signed 2020-10-19 12:45:13 -0400
  • Marc Haas
    signed 2020-10-19 12:44:17 -0400
  • Michael Manney
    signed 2020-10-19 12:44:16 -0400
  • Claire Martin
    signed 2020-10-19 12:43:46 -0400
  • Emily Strayer
    signed 2020-10-19 12:43:40 -0400
  • Gwendolyn Leonardi
    signed 2020-10-19 12:43:22 -0400
  • Jamie Anderson
    signed 2020-10-19 12:42:45 -0400
  • Sherry Davis
    signed 2020-10-19 12:42:11 -0400
    If the Canadians need a pipeline, let them take the risk on their water sources.
  • Birgitte Heitkamp
    signed 2020-10-19 12:40:05 -0400
  • Nancy Schoenheide
    signed 2020-10-19 12:39:59 -0400
    Water is Life for all of us in this region, and Line 5 is the most significant threat to our most precious natural resource!
  • Meryl Greer Domina
    signed 2020-10-19 12:39:55 -0400
    We must not coontinue to take changes of polluting our Great Lakes!.
  • Mindy Miner
    signed 2020-10-19 12:39:47 -0400
  • Dean Sperlik
    signed 2020-10-19 12:38:28 -0400
  • Christopher Fries
    signed 2020-10-19 12:38:26 -0400
  • Brianna Holden
    signed 2020-10-19 12:38:10 -0400
  • Carrie Fawcett
    signed 2020-10-19 12:37:51 -0400

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