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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  • Saeth Gronberg
    signed 2020-10-19 17:45:01 -0400
  • Janet Chamberlin
    signed 2020-10-19 17:44:30 -0400
    Letting Enbridge- or anyone- build a tunnel in the straight would be a horrible disaster in the making! Please STOP them!!!
  • Ania Chodubski
    signed 2020-10-19 17:41:28 -0400
  • Gary LaClair
    signed 2020-10-19 17:39:30 -0400
  • Allison Bond
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:37:00 -0400
  • Mark Searles
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:36:29 -0400
  • Carol Burns
    signed 2020-10-19 17:34:52 -0400
    An oil leak would kill MI’s tourism and substantially compromise our wondrous Great Lakes, which we should respect and cherish. I live on a dune above Lake Michigan and can easily see what an oil spill would do to the beach and wildlife. No longer “Pure Michigan.” We need clean energy, not more reliance on fossil fuels. Please, let’s be sensible. Just get rid of Line 5.
  • Hanan Yahya
    signed 2020-10-19 17:33:51 -0400
  • Elli Clark
    signed 2020-10-19 17:33:02 -0400
  • Brian Van Horn
    signed 2020-10-19 17:32:54 -0400
  • Gary Dolinshek
    signed 2020-10-19 17:32:35 -0400
  • Tanya Van Horn
    signed 2020-10-19 17:32:24 -0400
  • Elyssa Sytsma
    signed 2020-10-19 17:31:34 -0400
  • Autumn Sands
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:31:31 -0400
  • Ann Solce
    signed 2020-10-19 17:31:04 -0400
    Please do not allow our Great Lakes to be threatened. My biggest concern is the protection our water quality and the intrinsic value of Michigan’s waters.
  • Renee Russell
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:30:53 -0400
  • Larry Hough
    signed 2020-10-19 17:29:42 -0400
    Shut down Line Five NIW!!!!
  • James Langeland
    signed 2020-10-19 17:28:57 -0400
    Keep our lakes safe! Close down line 5 now!
  • Katelynn Paul
    signed 2020-10-19 17:27:17 -0400
  • Richard Wetzel
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:25:29 -0400
    This is of paramount importance.

    Thank you for your attention.

    I vote ,….
  • Gail Martin
    signed 2020-10-19 17:23:10 -0400
  • Martin Habalewsky
    @mhabalewsky tweeted link to this page. 2020-10-19 17:23:00 -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=26250
  • Kurt Fisher
    signed 2020-10-19 17:22:50 -0400
  • Martin Habalewsky
    signed 2020-10-19 17:22:27 -0400
    Our society should be moving away from fossil fuels, not making it easier to transport them. I live a few miles from the Line 5 terminus in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Enbridge put a new tunnel under the St. Clair River — for no good reason. Good corporate citizens? Not. All Enbridge did was spend money on “civic” projects to make themselves look good. I know better and so does EGLE.
  • Alyssa Maturen
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:21:57 -0400
  • William Perault
    signed 2020-10-19 17:21:12 -0400
  • Lynn Drum
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:20:59 -0400
  • Barbara Adams-Christie
    signed 2020-10-19 17:19:40 -0400
    No oil anywhere near our freshwater lakes, pretty please for no amt. of money
  • Ted Rockett
    signed via 2020-10-19 17:16:59 -0400
  • Carolyn Kwant
    signed 2020-10-19 17:14:37 -0400

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