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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  • Michael Harmon
    signed 2020-10-11 19:43:55 -0400
  • Bryan Heystek
    signed 2020-10-11 19:40:22 -0400
  • Patricia Ligibel
    signed 2020-10-11 19:39:05 -0400
  • Robin Krenke
    signed 2020-10-11 19:36:31 -0400
    Why are Canadian companies allowed to trash the Great Lakes? We do not need more oil tunnels/pipelines and it’s far past time that this was resolved in the best interest of the Lakes. Just enough with profits taking precedence over the environment, people, wildlife, etc.
  • Christine Brucksch
    signed 2020-10-11 19:30:29 -0400
  • Taylor Sting
    signed 2020-10-11 19:28:52 -0400
  • Mike Duffy
    signed 2020-10-11 19:23:46 -0400
  • Sandra Dezelah
    signed 2020-10-11 19:20:53 -0400
  • Brian Dalton
    @brmdtn tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-11 19:10:20 -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=24381
  • Brian Dalton
    signed 2020-10-11 19:10:08 -0400
  • Ted Postula
    signed via 2020-10-11 19:05:48 -0400
  • Pamela Payment
    signed via 2020-10-11 18:53:53 -0400
  • Cheryl Shanahan
    signed 2020-10-11 18:53:49 -0400
  • Kathryn Bluhm
    signed 2020-10-11 18:47:39 -0400
  • Marla Houghteling
    signed 2020-10-11 18:45:23 -0400
    Line 5, even in a tunnel, is too big a risk to our environment.
  • Margaret Arden
    signed 2020-10-11 18:42:19 -0400
    Very concerned about potential oils spills into our Pristine Lakes
  • Barbara Schneider
    signed 2020-10-11 18:39:10 -0400
  • Brooks Hale
    signed 2020-10-11 18:38:47 -0400
  • Joan Thomas
    signed 2020-10-11 18:36:45 -0400
  • Barbara Ontiveros
    signed 2020-10-11 18:34:51 -0400
  • Rhiannon Pavlinac
    signed via 2020-10-11 18:28:39 -0400
  • Dolores Zeller
    signed via 2020-10-11 18:21:13 -0400
    Needs to be shut down now!!! Winter is coming and it could be a disaster.
  • Linnea Lindley
    signed 2020-10-11 18:18:44 -0400
  • Jake McGraw
    signed 2020-10-11 18:14:02 -0400
  • Mary O'Neill
    signed 2020-10-11 18:13:53 -0400
  • Kate Kenner
    signed 2020-10-11 18:12:02 -0400
    The Great Lakes are already in trouble. Why would the powers that be want to put the in even more peril? the only ones who will befit here are those making financial gains. Climate change is not a joke and the great Lakes are icons. Any “accident” would be catastrophic to the environment and the living beings who call them home. To allow Enbridge to put in their pipeline is irresponsible and I would hope that EGLE would care more about the impact of this pipeline than serving Enbridge.
  • Andy Thompson
    signed 2020-10-11 18:11:35 -0400
  • Roger Soldano
    signed 2020-10-11 18:09:24 -0400
  • Tim Price
    signed via 2020-10-11 18:08:54 -0400
  • Elizabeth Beaudoin
    signed 2020-10-11 18:04:49 -0400

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