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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  • Margaret VanHoudt
    signed 2020-10-19 21:11:06 -0400
  • Janet Ruddy
    signed via 2020-10-19 21:10:10 -0400
  • Ellen Bernard
    signed 2020-10-19 21:09:09 -0400
  • Mary Englund
    signed 2020-10-19 21:09:08 -0400
  • Alex Brockman
    signed 2020-10-19 21:05:19 -0400
  • Nicolette Grubb
    signed 2020-10-19 20:58:54 -0400
    Please do not let a greedy oil company with a very poor record of preventing disasters from happening endanger the worlds largest bodies of fresh water. I live here in the U.P. close to this old, dangerous line 5. I can’t put into words how much I love where I live and dread the consequences of a spill. Unfortunately,Enbrige has unlimited resourses to buy big adds and say how many jobs this will provide to Michigan and how much our prices for propane would go up. Most of this is outright lies or at least exageration. This tunnel would require specialized workers, not local workers. They have already admitted that they would not pay for all of the damage from a big oil spill. And in the meantime, the old dangerous line runs putting more money into Enbriges pockets. Check out Enbrige . They are having problems and this line is thier top money maker. Please protect our fragile earth and our place in it. Shut down line 5 and no tunnel.
  • Melanie Rice
    signed via 2020-10-19 20:57:29 -0400
  • David Latka
    signed 2020-10-19 20:54:22 -0400
  • Baker Linda
    signed 2020-10-19 20:52:21 -0400
  • Tom Stanton
    signed 2020-10-19 20:49:42 -0400
    All future fossil fuel infrastructure must be evaluated carefully for contributions to the urgent climate emergency. This pipeline is one of the worst examples. It must be stopped. It harms Michigan’s economy under all circumstances, and the potential grief in the event of any future accident is completely unforgivable.
  • Karen Turnbull
    signed via 2020-10-19 20:49:28 -0400
  • Judy Hayner
    signed 2020-10-19 20:49:20 -0400
  • Mildred Shomin
    signed 2020-10-19 20:44:49 -0400
    Been complaining re this for YEARS!!!Nothing is ever done. Guess Enbridge has so much money it can buy everyone off—you nameit—politics, business, media ads all over the place. Correction: Erase the word “guess>” It’s truei’i’i’ It’s the truth.
  • Bea Schuil
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  • James Skipper
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  • Michael Adelman
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  • Mary Van Valin
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  • Audrey Cooley
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  • Jenn Nelson
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    signed 2020-10-19 20:26:25 -0400
  • Marylin Kelley
    signed 2020-10-19 20:25:39 -0400
  • Sara Hoye
    signed via 2020-10-19 20:25:28 -0400
  • Tim Jackson
    @tmjackso tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-19 20:24:37 -0400
    You do NOT need to be a Michigan resident to sign!! 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=21812
  • Tim Jackson
    signed via 2020-10-19 20:23:52 -0400
  • Susan Welsford
    signed 2020-10-19 20:20:04 -0400
  • Carrie Lezotte
    signed via 2020-10-19 20:19:49 -0400

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