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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  • Charles Riggle
    signed 2020-10-11 16:32:36 -0400
  • Donna Taylor
    signed 2020-10-11 16:31:52 -0400
    Stop Enbridge from building the tunnel that will carry hazardous materials through the Straits of

    Mackinaw and through Michigan to Canada. Let this Canadian enterprise go bankrupt rather than destroy our country!
  • Suz McLaughlin
    signed 2020-10-11 16:31:50 -0400
  • Marlene Golovich
    signed via 2020-10-11 16:28:25 -0400
  • Michael Hughes
    signed 2020-10-11 16:26:48 -0400
    Protect our irreplaceable Great Lakes. Oil/gas pipes/tunnels don’t belong in our lakes.
  • (Miss) Lora Leland
    signed 2020-10-11 16:26:20 -0400
  • Michael Distelrath
    signed 2020-10-11 16:24:55 -0400
  • Jean Blair
    signed 2020-10-11 16:24:41 -0400
  • Nancy Kaplan
    signed via 2020-10-11 16:22:36 -0400
  • William Wiehe, Jr.
    signed 2020-10-11 16:17:33 -0400
  • Blair Davis
    signed 2020-10-11 16:16:46 -0400
  • Brenda Pickvance
    signed 2020-10-11 16:12:08 -0400
  • JoAnne Jarvis
    signed 2020-10-11 16:05:16 -0400
  • Tracy Reed
    signed 2020-10-11 16:05:14 -0400
  • Elizabeth Chace
    signed 2020-10-11 16:04:39 -0400
    Lets protect our Great Lakes and all of our natural environments for the benefit of all and for the people of generations to come!
  • Betty Anguiano
    signed 2020-10-11 16:00:47 -0400
  • Pamela Kirkham
    signed 2020-10-11 16:00:40 -0400
  • Robert Bauer
    signed 2020-10-11 16:00:29 -0400
  • Lynn Shoemaker
    signed 2020-10-11 15:59:56 -0400
  • Angela M. Garcia-Johnson
    signed 2020-10-11 15:59:52 -0400
    Sooo many people are against keeping Line 5 operating in order to build a tunnel. DECOMMISSION LINE 5 and SCRAP THE NEEDLESS TUNNEL!!


    Be responsible to the millions who require safe water…the humans and the wildlife!!
  • Nancy Prena
    signed 2020-10-11 15:58:37 -0400
  • Ruth Habalewsky
    signed 2020-10-11 15:52:28 -0400
  • Amy Pflughoeft
    signed 2020-10-11 15:52:14 -0400
  • Linda Hammond
    signed 2020-10-11 15:50:22 -0400
  • John Brandmeier
    signed 2020-10-11 15:49:53 -0400
  • Steve Schott
    signed 2020-10-11 15:48:35 -0400
  • Christine Dunbar
    signed 2020-10-11 15:48:26 -0400
  • Mary Stutz
    signed 2020-10-11 15:43:49 -0400
  • Gwen Hyatt
    signed 2020-10-11 15:42:05 -0400
    Listen to reason, any underwater pipeline is susceptible to failure and environmental disaster.
  • Georgia Griffin
    signed 2020-10-11 15:40:44 -0400

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