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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  • Janice Weeden
    signed 2020-10-19 19:13:12 -0400
    Take care of our state! Do your job. Protect our environment.
  • Andrea Cota
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  • Margaret Gajda
    signed 2020-10-19 19:12:35 -0400
  • Summer Mattila
    signed 2020-10-19 19:11:22 -0400
    We are risking the worlds largest freshwater supply for the profit of one company.
  • Camille Ross
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  • Z Jackson
    signed 2020-10-19 18:44:32 -0400
  • Noah Mitchell-Ward
    signed 2020-10-19 18:40:28 -0400
    Enbridge’s proposal IS NOT in the interest of the public – locally, in the Great Lakes watershed, or globally. The risk of potential leakage or spill in the Great Lakes is too high, and the impact would be dire. It’s time to start valuing our environment like the irreplaceable resource it is. Do not jeopardize that with new fossil fuel infrastructure. It is time to move forward, and away from oil – away from it’s polluting effects locally and its greenhouse potential globally. As a millennial, and my younger brother Gen Z, we are the ones that will have to live with fossil fuel devastation for the rest of our lives. Do the right thing and reject Enbridge’s proposal to relocate it’s fossil fuel line to a tunnel. No pipelinea, no tunnels, keep oil out of our Great Lakes.
  • John Elder
    signed 2020-10-19 18:40:19 -0400
  • Jacobi Wright
    signed 2020-10-19 18:37:51 -0400
  • Gabriel Aguilar
    signed 2020-10-19 18:35:37 -0400
  • Maripat Perkins
    signed 2020-10-19 18:33:25 -0400

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