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.

Help Reach the Next Goal: 2,500 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 2106 reactions

  • Nancy Gallardo
    signed 2020-10-11 13:41:45 -0400
  • Janet Hess
    signed 2020-10-11 13:41:22 -0400
  • Cindy Lou Poquette
    signed 2020-10-11 13:40:56 -0400
  • Laura Piercey
    signed 2020-10-11 13:40:53 -0400
  • Barbara Giesen
    signed 2020-10-11 13:40:50 -0400
  • Kevin Ludwig
    signed 2020-10-11 13:40:46 -0400
    The Canadian Tar Sands industry is failing financially because it simply cannot compete cost wise with numerous other Countries which can produce good quality oil at a much lower price.

    Therefore, the financial data on which the Line 5 pipeline and tunnel construction, along with its long term maintenance is based, clearly shows that the needed financial backing of this unnecessary and long term project simply doesn’t exist.
  • Christina Kionka
    signed 2020-10-11 13:39:56 -0400
  • Lore Weber
    signed 2020-10-11 13:39:34 -0400
  • Donna Swan-Rundell
    signed 2020-10-11 13:37:36 -0400
    This oil pipeline must not be built. Our Great Lakes need to be protected from Corporations that are merely seeking to make profits off our lakes. And the risk of just one oil spill is not something we can risk…by any means. I strongly oppose this pipeline.
  • Regina Pargo
    signed 2020-10-11 13:35:44 -0400
  • Dianne Watson
    signed 2020-10-11 13:35:29 -0400
  • Elizabeth Duncan
    signed 2020-10-11 13:34:45 -0400
  • Jane Lean
    signed 2020-10-11 13:33:18 -0400
    Please reject the application; it is so important to the future to do so. Thanks!9
  • Cristin Post
    signed 2020-10-11 13:32:28 -0400
  • Robert Thaden
    signed 2020-10-11 13:32:23 -0400
  • Jan Shillito
    signed 2020-10-11 13:31:56 -0400
  • Helen Donahue
    signed 2020-10-11 13:31:02 -0400
  • Toni Hamilton
    signed 2020-10-11 13:29:55 -0400
    Leave the lakes of the State of Michigan alone Oil Companies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Roberta Williams
    signed 2020-10-11 13:29:32 -0400
  • Daniel Valley
    signed 2020-10-11 13:27:54 -0400
  • David Ainslie
    signed 2020-10-11 13:27:34 -0400
  • Patricia Jernigan
    signed 2020-10-11 13:26:52 -0400
  • Nancy Murray
    signed 2020-10-11 13:26:34 -0400
  • Robin Lloyd
    signed 2020-10-11 13:26:20 -0400
  • Magali Ribbes
    signed 2020-10-11 13:26:14 -0400
  • Patricia VanDyke
    signed 2020-10-11 13:25:24 -0400
  • Michael Schulz
    signed 2020-10-11 13:25:17 -0400
  • Doug Moiles
    signed 2020-10-11 13:25:16 -0400
    There’s way too much at risk to our state’s most valuable assets to allow this project to continue. Enbridge time and again have shown themselves to be incredibly deceitful and not to be trusted. Not only should this tunnel not be built but the 60 year old pipeline should be capped.
  • Judie Molloy
    signed 2020-10-11 13:23:42 -0400
  • Raelyn Joyce
    signed 2020-10-11 13:22:32 -0400

You can help now.

Join those working to protect the Great Lakes & climate from the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline.

Get updates