TAKE ACTION

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.

SIGN THE PETITION

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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  • Leanne Chadwick
    signed 2020-10-20 08:43:41 -0400
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  • Don Erskine
    signed 2020-10-19 23:51:38 -0400
    Don Erskine
  • Jon Connell
    signed 2020-10-19 23:45:14 -0400
  • William Northway
    signed 2020-10-19 23:42:44 -0400
    I have an idea! The world’s biggest Pipe Bomb!

    I don’t think it is a good idea. KEEP THE GREAT LAKES CLEAN AND OIL-FREE.
  • Amy Doyle
    signed via 2020-10-19 23:38:27 -0400
    Protect the Great Lakes! Shut this down!
  • Madelyn Evans
    signed 2020-10-19 23:36:05 -0400
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    signed 2020-10-19 23:32:27 -0400
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  • Marie Kerstetter
    signed 2020-10-19 23:13:35 -0400
  • Ingrid Lindfors
    signed 2020-10-19 22:54:10 -0400
    No!!!
  • Larry Bell
    signed 2020-10-19 22:51:10 -0400
  • Katie Hajjar
    signed via 2020-10-19 22:49:25 -0400

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