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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  • Gary Rillema
    signed 2020-10-11 18:01:16 -0400
  • Pat Gibbons
    signed 2020-10-11 17:57:57 -0400
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  • Robert Cerrito
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  • Mike Birkett
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  • Christine Swanson
    signed 2020-10-11 17:28:39 -0400
  • Richard Bornhoff
    signed 2020-10-11 17:27:50 -0400
  • Nancy Behring
    signed 2020-10-11 17:21:49 -0400
  • Susan Wilhelm
    signed 2020-10-11 17:20:59 -0400
  • Jeff Annatoyn
    signed 2020-10-11 17:11:12 -0400
  • Edward Hulse
    signed 2020-10-11 17:10:54 -0400
  • Linda Lehman
    signed via 2020-10-11 17:09:58 -0400
  • Reva Misch
    signed 2020-10-11 17:09:20 -0400
  • Dick Swartley
    signed 2020-10-11 17:05:33 -0400
  • Susan Feiger
    signed 2020-10-11 16:59:50 -0400
  • Peggy Townsend
    signed 2020-10-11 16:59:31 -0400
    Being a resident of Traverse City, I feel strongly that Enbridge Line 5 should be shut down. No tunnel should be constructed. Lake Michian, Lake Huron, and the other Great Lakes are integral to our water supply, economy, and environment. The dangers of an oil spill or construction of a tunnel endanger all of the above.. The risk is entirely too high. Please shut down Enbridge Line 5 permanently. Please protect our Great Lakes, Michigan economy, and our environment.
  • Heather Holly
    signed 2020-10-11 16:56:50 -0400
  • Kat Russell
    signed 2020-10-11 16:55:56 -0400
  • Scott Kelley
    signed 2020-10-11 16:50:17 -0400
  • Nancy Shiffler
    signed 2020-10-11 16:49:45 -0400
    The analysis of the geologic conditions in the bottom land route for the pipeline is inadequate. It does not address the risks involved.
  • Mary Hardziej
    signed 2020-10-11 16:41:56 -0400
  • Wendy Thompson
    signed 2020-10-11 16:40:19 -0400
  • nissa ahmed
    signed 2020-10-11 16:38:15 -0400
    Please don’t destroy the natural resources. Keep hands off.
  • Kelly Kelly
    signed 2020-10-11 16:33:40 -0400

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