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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  • Monica Dutmers
    signed 2020-10-11 14:23:59 -0400
    Stop endangering the Great Lakes. This pipeline/tunnel is a disaster in the making. Do not put corporate interests above the people!
  • Darlene Baker
    signed 2020-10-11 14:23:42 -0400
  • Nelson Armour
    signed 2020-10-11 14:21:01 -0400
  • Mary Ruth Parsons
    signed 2020-10-11 14:20:48 -0400
    Protect our Great Lakes from corporations who value profit over life.
  • Todd Hayes
    signed 2020-10-11 14:20:23 -0400
  • Michael Buza
    signed 2020-10-11 14:19:28 -0400
  • Sandra Terry-Morrison
    signed 2020-10-11 14:13:53 -0400
    Do not build a tunnel and shut down Line 5!!!!!!!
  • Scott Matash
    signed 2020-10-11 14:12:23 -0400
  • Donna Barrette
    signed via 2020-10-11 14:11:26 -0400
  • Henry Homburger
    signed 2020-10-11 14:10:58 -0400
    I first visited the Machinac area 64 years ago with my mother and father, and I have come back every year since. The Great Lakes are a precious resource. Do not risk the integrity of this irreplaceable natural wonder by tunneling under the lake bottom in a futile effort to exploit a toxic energy source that must be phased out in the next few years if we are to avert the existential threat of climate change. Deny the tunnel permit!
  • Rebecca Jones
    signed 2020-10-11 14:10:02 -0400
  • Sheila Bolda
    signed 2020-10-11 14:09:22 -0400
    The devastating spillage of oil into the Great Lakes is one of the most egregious things that could happen because of Enbridge’s carelessness and greed. Please do NOT allow them to threaten our most precious natural resource!
  • Michael Garner
    signed 2020-10-11 14:09:04 -0400
  • Chris Olson
    signed 2020-10-11 14:08:38 -0400
  • Sherry Mccullough
    signed 2020-10-11 14:04:51 -0400
  • Britta Ekstrom
    signed 2020-10-11 14:04:38 -0400
  • charlene fountain
    signed 2020-10-11 14:04:10 -0400
  • Deborah Greene
    signed 2020-10-11 14:03:43 -0400
  • Margaret Pierson
    signed 2020-10-11 13:58:51 -0400
  • Allan Briesmaster
    signed 2020-10-11 13:55:12 -0400
  • Jean Sayre
    signed 2020-10-11 13:53:51 -0400
  • Judith Maxwell
    signed 2020-10-11 13:51:38 -0400
  • Johanna Worley
    signed 2020-10-11 13:51:32 -0400
  • Warren Abrahamson
    signed 2020-10-11 13:49:39 -0400
  • Carolyn Thompson
    signed 2020-10-11 13:48:59 -0400
  • Mark Scheunemann
    signed 2020-10-11 13:47:44 -0400
  • Marisa Foltz
    signed via 2020-10-11 13:46:02 -0400
  • Nancy Seiger
    signed 2020-10-11 13:44:44 -0400
    It is imperative to stop the pipeline NOW. That question is WHEN, not IF, there is a spill which WIll cause huge ecological damage that may be irreparable but will also be an economical disaster to Michigan. There is NO reason to risk MIchigan for a Canadian company with a poor past.
  • Judy Ellis
    signed 2020-10-11 13:44:17 -0400
  • Barbara Davis
    signed 2020-10-11 13:43:55 -0400

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