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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  • Nancy Mullins
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:54:40 -0400
  • Sarah Brooke Louisignau
    signed 2020-10-19 21:54:12 -0400
  • Stacy Lauwers
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:53:35 -0400
  • Diane Cheklich
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  • Jan Payne
    signed 2020-10-19 21:47:34 -0400
  • Heidi Zuniga
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:47:24 -0400
    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING is more important than protecting our water. Without clean water NONE of the other issues matter
  • Philip Belknap
    signed 2020-10-19 21:45:23 -0400
  • Will Sheffield
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  • Cheryl Gage
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:43:30 -0400
  • Hannah Ezinga
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:40:57 -0400
  • Donald A Price
    signed 2020-10-19 21:37:36 -0400
    This project is much more risk to the environment than reward to a foreign energy company. Refuse the tunnel.
  • Victoria Gershon
    signed 2020-10-19 21:36:38 -0400
  • Kathleen Eales
    signed 2020-10-19 21:35:58 -0400
  • Gina Oxley
    signed 2020-10-19 21:34:44 -0400
  • Marie Kopin
    signed 2020-10-19 21:34:33 -0400
  • John Maciejewski
    signed 2020-10-19 21:33:28 -0400
  • Kathleen Doyle
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  • Ty Bugbee
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:28:06 -0400
  • Kathleen McMahon
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  • Maddison Cesaro
    signed 2020-10-19 21:26:56 -0400
  • Susan Barduca
    signed 2020-10-19 21:25:07 -0400
    Enough is enough with this company and their shady self-investigations. There needs to be more independent studies on this. These are Michigan’s Great Lakes. This is our livelihood and this is our tourism.
  • Carla Sare
    signed 2020-10-19 21:22:22 -0400
  • Edwina Hylton
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  • Alan Exoo
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