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

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  • Judie Molloy
    signed 2020-10-11 13:23:42 -0400
  • Raelyn Joyce
    signed 2020-10-11 13:22:32 -0400
  • Gail Taggart
    signed 2020-10-11 13:22:26 -0400
  • Susan Harper
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  • Ann Onello
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  • Deb Nedeau
    signed 2020-10-11 13:22:10 -0400
  • Timothy Black
    signed 2020-10-11 13:20:54 -0400
    Save the future of the great lakes
  • Joe Tinsley
    signed 2020-10-11 13:20:39 -0400
  • Paul McCullough
    signed 2020-10-11 13:20:37 -0400
  • Michael Motta
    signed 2020-10-11 13:20:29 -0400
  • Carol Weber
    signed 2020-10-11 13:19:27 -0400
  • Jennifer Winnell
    signed 2020-10-11 13:19:18 -0400
  • Nancy-Laurel Pettersen
    signed 2020-10-11 13:19:15 -0400
    The economy, let alone the soul, of Michigan depends on healthy Great Lakes. The science is clear — this proposed pipeline is a unacceptable risk for the environment now — for a fossil fuel form of energy that is not viable for the future. For the sake of the children, do not allow this!!!!!!!
  • Layale Weinert
    signed 2020-10-11 13:18:27 -0400
  • Perry Lewis
    signed 2020-10-11 13:17:56 -0400
  • Barbara Nix
    signed 2020-10-11 13:17:14 -0400
  • Mike Passalacqua
    signed 2020-10-11 13:16:55 -0400
  • David Holtz
    signed 2020-10-11 13:16:52 -0400
  • Jane Speer
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  • Gayle Larson
    signed 2020-10-11 13:14:39 -0400
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    signed 2020-10-11 13:14:12 -0400
  • Antonia Nelson
    @coachantonia tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-11 13:12:55 -0400
    Do you love an oil-free Great Lakes? They're under threat, you know. Join me and sign this petition calling on @MichiganEGLE and @EGLEDirector to reject the Enbridge Line 5 Oil Tunnel. #NoTunnel #SDL5 https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/egle_no_tunnel_petition?recruiter_id=80904
  • Antonia Nelson
    signed 2020-10-11 13:12:43 -0400
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  • Karen Roman-Todd
    signed 2020-10-11 13:11:19 -0400
  • Alex Thayer
    signed 2020-10-11 13:11:03 -0400
  • Kathy Tuckerman
    signed 2020-10-11 13:11:01 -0400
  • Debra Markus
    signed 2020-10-11 13:10:59 -0400

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