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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  • Debbie Stewart
    signed 2020-10-19 18:30:40 -0400
  • JohnPaul Morris
    signed 2020-10-19 18:27:45 -0400
  • Merrily de Boer
    signed 2020-10-19 18:24:01 -0400
    I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, graduated from MSU, and have family in Michigan. The Great Lakes are a unique treasure that cannot be replaced. Nothing, NOTHING is worth the risks associated with this tunnel.
  • Brittany Wheaton
    signed 2020-10-19 18:23:31 -0400
  • Nicole Persing-Wethington
    signed 2020-10-19 18:21:28 -0400
  • Richard Fidler
    signed 2020-10-19 18:20:38 -0400
    We must protect our freshwater supply
  • Renee Latka
    signed 2020-10-19 18:18:09 -0400
  • Fred Malo
    signed 2020-10-19 18:17:58 -0400
    The Great Lakes are too valuable a resource to jeopardize w/ an oil pipeline.
  • Chase Latka
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  • Kristin Wildensee
    signed 2020-10-19 17:53:10 -0400
  • Kyle Vanderzee
    signed 2020-10-19 17:50:22 -0400
    Please protect the Great Lakes, not the interests of foreign energy companies!
  • Kate Carr
    signed 2020-10-19 17:49:20 -0400
  • Yvonne Wadinski
    signed 2020-10-19 17:48:55 -0400
  • Meryl Marsh
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:46:09 -0400
  • Michael Mcdonald
    @atfdmike tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-19 17:45:24 -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=7483
  • Michael Mcdonald
    signed 2020-10-19 17:45:08 -0400
  • Alan Rosenblum
    signed 2020-10-19 17:45:06 -0400

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