Please consider speaking to oppose the Enbridge oil tunnel at the first of the upcoming public hearings. The hearings are organized by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) in response to the Enbridge oil tunnel permit request.

It's important to register to speak ASAP using the link below. Register if you think you could make it but aren't entirely sure. It's better to get on the list now and drop out later.

OWDM is organizing an education session or two in late September to help ensure that your voice is heard and so you can sharpen your comments. Please sign up below to let us know you're interested in speaking and we'll keep you in the loop.


Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. -- Public Hearing - Enbridge Line 5 Application for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Wastewater Permit
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Future hearings will focus on

  • Potential Wetlands Impacts 
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Wastewater Permit 
  • Proposed Tunnel Construction Involving Potential Wetlands Impacts

An education session (held on zoom) before the hearing is scheduled for Thursday, September 24. Let us know you're coming and we'll send you the registration link to attend via Zoom - please check your email right away.

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  • John Kehoe
    endorsed 2020-09-22 20:31:15 -0400
  • Barbara Stamiris
    endorsed 2020-09-21 10:24:09 -0400
    I wish to speak on the tunnel.
  • Robert Learner
    endorsed 2020-09-08 13:43:56 -0400
    The ferocious currents in the Straits when Lake levels are high and the incredible value of clean water makes the tunnel construction and oil infrastructure dangerous and completely irresponsible.
  • Amulya Gade
    endorsed 2020-09-06 11:35:07 -0400
  • Anne Dwyer
    endorsed 2020-09-05 14:37:35 -0400
    My family lives at “ground zero” if Line 5 breaks. I grew up on the shores of the Straits and hope to be the third generation to retire there.

    The environmental and economic cost to this area by an oil spill is inestimable. The same costs of digging a tunnel haven’t been assessed or relayed to residents and other business owners of this area. Embridge – a Canadian company – holds no liability for any risk. Even if they did, the danage to the Great Lakes water system would be greater than any financial pay out could offset.

    The US holds treaties with Native Americans that must be upheld. One obligation is to protect this area for tribal fishing and hunting rights, as well as many other practices that support cultural continuity. An oil spill would disrupt this heritage. We have an obligation to do everything we can to keep this promise to Native people, especially when so many promises like this have been broken.

    The value of the Lakes, our communities, businesses, residences and the value of our promises and commitments should outweigh any illusory monetary value Line 5 may seem to hold.

    Please, close Line 5 and prevent a tunnel from destroying our homes and families.

    Oil is a dying industry. When we mive to greener energy and m9re jobs, Embridge will be out of business. Just look at the failures in oil this year as the world changed its energy habits. Embridge is risking our livelihoods, our communities, for its own greed – to make a little more money on an unsustainable industry. Michigan doesn’t receive this oil, but our residents bear all the risk.
  • Philip Shepard
    endorsed 2020-09-05 11:13:55 -0400
  • Diane Lake
    endorsed 2020-09-05 10:51:36 -0400
  • Sarah Motorwala
    endorsed 2020-09-04 22:43:14 -0400
  • Mary Reilly
    endorsed 2020-09-04 22:10:31 -0400
  • Jerilynn Tucker
    endorsed 2020-09-04 10:08:40 -0400
  • Jean S. Blair
    endorsed 2020-09-03 22:02:52 -0400
  • Fran Hamilton
    endorsed 2020-09-03 21:42:14 -0400
  • Nancy Potter
    @nanjopo tweeted link to this page. 2020-09-03 21:11:53 -0400
  • Nancy Potter
    endorsed 2020-09-03 21:11:35 -0400
  • Charlie Weaver
    endorsed 2020-09-03 20:43:34 -0400
  • Henry Homburger
    endorsed 2020-09-03 17:54:35 -0400
  • Barbara Fitzpatrick
    endorsed 2020-09-03 17:25:59 -0400
    At this time, I am mostly interested in education and volunteer opportunities.
  • Mary Pelton Cooper
    endorsed 2020-09-03 15:29:17 -0400
  • Donald Scott Lowe
    endorsed 2020-09-03 14:20:37 -0400
  • Rachel Hu
    endorsed 2020-09-03 13:59:50 -0400
  • Abby OConnell
    endorsed 2020-09-03 13:47:03 -0400
  • Roberta Meserve
    endorsed 2020-09-03 13:44:26 -0400
    Am hoping to be available to comment on this dangerous plan of a tunnel
  • Adrian Laurenzi
    endorsed 2020-09-03 13:27:24 -0400
  • Michael Buza
    endorsed 2020-09-03 12:50:16 -0400
  • Mary Rouleau
    endorsed 2020-09-03 12:41:25 -0400
  • John Woodward
    endorsed 2020-09-03 12:33:37 -0400
  • Barbara Schneider
    endorsed 2020-09-03 12:28:40 -0400
  • Susan l wheadon
    endorsed 2020-09-03 12:21:53 -0400
  • Kelly Thayer
    endorsed 2020-09-03 11:43:57 -0400
  • Melissa VerDuin
    endorsed 2020-09-03 11:28:00 -0400

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