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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  • Karen Modell
    signed 2020-04-09 08:10:17 -0400
  • Sally Teague
    signed 2020-04-09 08:10:17 -0400
  • Megan Raphael
    signed 2020-04-09 08:10:08 -0400
  • Elizabeth Del Buono
    signed 2020-04-09 08:10:03 -0400
  • Joules1971 ⌛
    @joules1971 tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-09 08:10:00 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop @ Enbridge from taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to rush their oil tunnel permit. #MMTersForEarthDay #ThereIsNoPlanetB https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/stop_the_enbridge_crisis_end_run?recruiter_id=77790
  • Christine Wendt
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:55 -0400
    Enbridge has already proven that they’re a bundle of accidents waiting to happen. Michigan is not required to help Enbridge get rich at public expense. It boggles the mind that their application is being considered AT ALL.
  • Steve Iverson
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:39 -0400
  • Ian Hughes
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:35 -0400
  • Faith Allen
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:32 -0400
    We don’t want that line in our Great Lakes
  • Judith Jensen Fowler
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:10 -0400
  • Nancy Hewson
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:49 -0400
  • Colleen Katarzynski
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:46 -0400
  • Jane O'Neil
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:42 -0400
    Don’t let corporate interests take precedence over the environment and the people who depend on it. Let’s be responsible, not greedy1
  • Martin Horsford
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:24 -0400
    This an absolute outrage and a disgrace of international proportions that a deceitful company that already charges its customers approaching 20% over the national should jeopardise its countrymen and the planet with this despicable and anachronistic plan
  • Kevin Payne
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:20 -0400
  • Lois Bahle
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:02 -0400
    Delay tje Enbridge Tunnel permit!
  • Toni Hill
    signed 2020-04-09 08:08:00 -0400
  • Luanne Sherman
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:55 -0400
  • Joshua Voice
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:55 -0400
  • Julie Alberding
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:53 -0400
  • Patricia Lyndale
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:52 -0400
  • Mary Jankowski
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:44 -0400
    No Line 5 oil tunnel!!
  • Tom Heintzkill
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:41 -0400
    Tom Heintzkill
  • Stanley Royalty
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:27 -0400
    It is time to stop facilitating dirty energy.
  • Ann Katchke
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:19 -0400
  • Dana Lowell
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:18 -0400
  • Letty Fawcett
    signed 2020-04-09 08:05:56 -0400
  • Christy Peplow
    signed 2020-04-09 08:05:44 -0400
  • David Lonier
    signed 2020-04-09 08:05:16 -0400
  • Ronald Kruske
    signed 2020-04-09 08:05:15 -0400

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