Sign this petition and then ask others to join you. We must stop Enbridge from taking advantage during the pandemic and placing us all at higher risk.

Stop Enbridge from using a crisis to push through a Line 5 oil tunnel

You can’t hold real public hearings and a public comment period in the middle of a global pandemic when the state of Michigan is under an emergency order. Enbridge knows this and wants to take advantage of the public health and economic crisis to push through environmental permitting for their proposed Line 5 oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. Compromising the state’s already severely strained financial and human resources to help Enbridge is wrong.


Dear Gov. Whitmer:

As COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus has spread throughout Michigan, Executive Order 2020-4 was issued on March 10, 2020, which declared a State of Emergency in Michigan to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the virus has continued to impact Michigan severely. As a result, on April 1, 2020, a State of Emergency and a State of Disaster was declared across the State of Michigan.

In light of these circumstances we request that you order the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to prioritize actions that are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its economic impact. We believe that emergency and other urgent matters relating to health, safety, financial, or security should receive the state’s full attention. Specifically, we are requesting that you utilize the emergency declaration to delay the review of permit applications submitted by Enbridge for their proposed Straits of Mackinac Tunnel.

EGLE should consider delaying review for the Enbridge Energy permit applications for the Straits of Mackinac Tunnel Project until it has been determined emergency and disaster conditions no longer exist and appropriate programs have been implemented to allow for full and proper public engagement, as required by law.

Taking these steps would help to ensure that all appropriate state resources are directed towards the present public health and state emergency. It would also mean that the state government would not unnecessarily take steps that would call for action by local governments, businesses and other organizations affected by the current emergencies, or by our residents, whose ability to meet and communicate with each other has been limited by measures adopted in response to the emergencies. Furthermore, the ability to hold public hearings and public comment during the state emergency will not be possible.


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  • Nancy Rankin
    signed 2020-06-08 09:56:41 -0400
  • Donald & Janet Jackson
    signed 2020-06-08 09:25:47 -0400
    Another gem of nature about to be ruined! Governor please do not allow the pipeline!

    Donald & Janet Jackson (we grew enjoying the natural Michigan beauty)
  • Nancy Warnars
    signed 2020-06-04 19:41:24 -0400
    Nancy Warnars
  • Michelle V. Cagle
    signed 2020-05-31 16:37:13 -0400
  • Ben Lee
    signed 2020-05-31 02:10:53 -0400
  • Dorothy Krueger
    signed 2020-05-29 12:53:07 -0400
    This is so important!
  • sweet potato greens
    @manygrainsosalt tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-28 18:54:48 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop @ Enbridge from taking advantage of the #COVID19 crisis to rush their oil tunnel permit https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/stop_the_enbridge_crisis_end_run?recruiter_id=79322
  • Tara Barton
    signed 2020-05-28 18:54:19 -0400
  • Taylor Sting
    signed 2020-05-28 15:23:38 -0400
    I am a professional Civil Engineer. Enbridge needs to at a minimum rebuild the line so that the infrastructure is not at risk. The current infrastructure appears to be way past its design life , which eventually leads to catastrophic failure.
  • Esha Biswas
    signed 2020-05-27 23:21:14 -0400
  • Margaret VanHoudt
    signed 2020-05-27 16:17:25 -0400
  • Odessa Weidner
    signed 2020-05-26 19:17:57 -0400
  • Judy Bonnell-Wenzel
    @bonnell_judy tweeted link to this page. 2020-05-25 07:28:28 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop @ Enbridge from taking advantage of the #COVID19 crisis to rush their oil tunnel permit https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/stop_the_enbridge_crisis_end_run?recruiter_id=53086
  • Judy Bonnell-Wenzel
    signed via 2020-05-25 07:28:17 -0400
    Protect our water!
  • Carolyn Heines
    signed 2020-05-24 20:52:15 -0400
  • Stephanie Meacham
    signed 2020-05-21 05:12:08 -0400
    Stephanie Meacham
  • Alicia Fukada
    signed 2020-05-20 18:21:20 -0400
  • Noah Gostomski
    signed 2020-05-18 14:17:31 -0400
  • Lisa Barrett
    signed 2020-05-18 13:35:44 -0400
  • Susan Dubovsky
    signed 2020-05-17 15:44:36 -0400
    Signed to support this important petition.
  • Ann Wright
    signed 2020-05-17 07:36:45 -0400
  • Christopher Dunnbier
    signed 2020-05-17 05:27:58 -0400
  • Janet Darlington
    signed 2020-05-16 17:17:27 -0400
  • Patti ok Lennox
    signed 2020-05-15 20:46:33 -0400
    Patti Lennox
  • Marie Lloyd
    signed 2020-05-15 20:27:05 -0400
    A public health and economic crisis cannot create an unjust “opportunity” for Enbridge to shove through the review of permit applications for their proposed Straits of Mackinac Tunnel. At this time there is no way to allow for full and proper public engagement -as the law requires.
  • Ann Lockwood
    signed 2020-05-15 17:26:51 -0400
    Save our Great Lakes! Just ONE break in Line 5 could ruin our lakes FOREVER. Don’t let it happen!!!!
  • Judith Emerson
    signed 2020-05-15 11:16:35 -0400
    As a Texan who is very concerned about our nation’s clean water supply, I write today to protect one of the USA’s largest sources for this too quickly disappearing necessity for human life. Please do not allow Enbridge to endanger the integrity of either the waters or surrounding lands of the Straits of Macinac. Thank you for your time and attention to my concerns about the environment of The Great Lakes.
  • Hugh Hessler
    signed 2020-05-15 11:02:34 -0400
    We must stop them
  • Matt Claypool
    signed 2020-05-14 20:49:03 -0400
    Enbridge should not profit from this, especially with their history of spills that they knew would happen.

    If they want to profit, they should pay for the whole thing. Don’t make us subsidize ecological disaster, because they know it will happen.
  • Lorrie Douglas
    signed 2020-05-14 07:49:09 -0400

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