Mary Keils endorsed 2021-03-24 13:54:10 -0400I keep hearing Greta Thunberg’s voice as I sign this petition. If we don’t get our “leaders” to stand up to corporate bullies like Enbridge, it looks like we ARE doomed when it comes to climate change. It’s tragic that too many people are making too much money in the present to care about a future their descendants will be facing. I don’t have any descendants, but I’m connected to the Great Lakes to my core, and I care deeply about Earth, our only home, and all creatures on it. We will realize too late that we destroyed the web of life by treating its components as separate “resources.”
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) ruled on April 21, 2021, to include climate evidence in their review of Enbridge's proposed Line 5 oil tunnel!
This is a historic decision. The first time greenhouse gases will be included in a review under the Michigan Environmental Protection Act. We will now be able to provide evidence not only about the climate impacts of the construction of the tunnel, but also the products the pipeline carries.
Thank you to the 120 businesses and organizations and the more than 2000 people who signed our letter urging the Commissioners to include climate change.
Thanks to you and the tireless actions of thousands of others, we've won a major step in the fight to prevent an oil tunnel and fight climate change and pollution! We will continue to work with our partners at the Environmental Law & Policy Center and expert witnesses to present this evidence.
For more information, check out our press release and the video below about the Commission's decision.
Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS for helping us win this monumental decision!
Mary Keils endorsed 2021-01-25 17:30:22 -0500It comes down to rejecting short-term greed and choosing to protect the long-term health of our one and only amazing planet — particularly our precious Great Lakes, which account for more than 20% of the world’s surface freshwater! We simply can’t allow Enbridge to continue wantonly risking their health.
Governor Whitmer, along with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Attorney General Dana Nessel, have revoked the easement that allowed Enbridge to operate Line 5 in the Great Lakes. This is historic. If ultimately successful, this would be the first time an operating pipeline has ever been shut down.
It is rare that a politician has the guts to stand up to the most powerful industry on the planet. Please join us in thanking Governor Gretchen Whitmer for taking a politically risky stance on behalf of all Michiganders, and for doing what must be done to protect future generations.
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