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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  • Nick Lowe
    signed 2021-07-28 16:50:06 -0400
  • Aurora Urban
    signed 2021-07-22 17:03:22 -0400
  • Vanessa Wallace
    signed 2021-07-22 15:51:51 -0400
  • Bailey Roe
    signed 2021-07-03 13:35:12 -0400
  • Jennifer Ragnone
    signed 2021-06-28 16:11:22 -0400
  • MarySue Ryan
    signed 2021-06-10 17:36:15 -0400
  • Casey Jones
    signed 2021-05-12 08:57:30 -0400
  • Elizabeth Clark
    signed 2021-05-08 23:18:23 -0400
    Shut down Line 5. No Tunnel.
  • Mary Valente
    signed 2021-05-03 18:42:39 -0400
    Enbridge is not even living up to the stipulations required by the agreement. One accident will have devastating results
  • Marie Pillsbury
    signed 2021-03-23 18:36:32 -0400
  • Sandra AlAziz
    signed 2021-03-12 18:10:43 -0500
  • anna schier
    signed 2021-02-01 09:46:55 -0500
  • Darlene Durham
    signed via 2020-09-29 14:04:01 -0400
  • Valerie Hubbert
    signed 2020-09-06 06:18:09 -0400
    Shut it down
  • Alex Preisser
    signed 2020-08-18 11:06:36 -0400
  • Amber Olguin
    signed 2020-07-09 14:50:00 -0400
    Amber Olguin
  • Jordan Guilford
    signed 2020-07-09 08:11:26 -0400
  • Nichole calme
    signed via 2020-07-08 06:16:26 -0400
  • Michelle Mulvaney
    signed via 2020-07-07 19:34:04 -0400
  • Enya Moran
    signed via 2020-07-07 19:15:57 -0400
  • Sarah Kopeschka
    signed 2020-07-05 04:30:59 -0400
  • Margaret Singer
    signed via 2020-07-01 08:04:17 -0400
    Maggie Singer
  • Linda Warren
    signed 2020-06-29 15:55:26 -0400
    We must use our voices to protect our earth that cannot speak for itself.
  • Giuliana Mannarino
    signed 2020-06-24 10:00:36 -0400
  • Katelyn Hacker
    signed 2020-06-24 09:03:53 -0400
  • Kathryn Jones
    signed 2020-06-24 06:45:08 -0400
    Kathryn Jones
  • Miriam Rozian
    signed 2020-06-23 12:46:04 -0400
  • Barbara Foster
    signed via 2020-06-23 02:04:18 -0400
  • Mark Konyesni
    signed 2020-06-22 20:34:10 -0400
  • Ronald Chapp
    signed 2020-06-22 17:43:53 -0400
    I have a house at 7589 cordwood shores drive and am the first to be affected by any leaks. This line needs be shut down now

    R chapp

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