Enbridge is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) for permission to move its Line 5 pipeline into a new tunnel through the Great Lakes. In fact, this would be 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. A tunnel in five or more years is not a solution to this daily, current threat.
The MPSC needs to feel the urgency to deny this permit - and here's how.
Submit an official public comment to the MPSC now
Scientists tell us we must drastically cut our fossil fuel use in less than ten years. We cannot allow the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure. Period.
This permit is about permission to relocate the pipeline into a tunnel, however, the MPSC has jurisdiction over pipeline siting, and must consider pipeline impacts like climate change and water quality. This pipeline fails both tests.
Do your part in the fight for a livable climate and daily threat from the Line 5 pipeline by sending this comment as written, or customize it with your own reasons why this permit must be denied.