MPSC CommissionersBIG UPDATE:

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!


Dear Commissioners:

Allowing Enbridge to build a massive oil tunnel - and to restart the Line 5 oil pipeline that Gov. Whitmer has ordered shut down - will have significant impacts on our climate and our state. Building this oil tunnel at a time when scientists say we must cut climate emissions by 45% this decade is a terrible idea, and Enbridge has been fighting to keep all evidence about climate change from even being considered. In the midst of the burgeoning climate crisis, it would be irresponsible to allow Enbridge to narrow the scope of the review of this project so severely that the most important issues are excluded. We urge you to include evidence about climate change, other significant environmental risks, and public need in your review of Enbridge’s proposed oil tunnel project.


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  • Leelyn Johnson
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:27:59 -0400
  • Joyce Buchanan
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:24:17 -0400
  • Jane Enterline
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:23:03 -0400
  • Maureen Hicks
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 10:52:45 -0400
  • Steve Easley
    endorsed 2021-04-02 10:48:23 -0400
  • Becky Thatcher
    endorsed 2021-04-02 10:42:09 -0400
  • Roy Sarosik
    endorsed 2021-04-02 10:41:45 -0400
  • Leah Monger
    endorsed 2021-04-02 10:37:29 -0400
    In additional to thinking that the existing pipeline and proposed tunnels are bad ideas and too risky, I’m very concerned that Enbridge does not not have a good track record for preventing oil spills. Please do not permit the building of the tunnel project.
  • Bob DeKorne
    endorsed 2021-04-02 10:33:39 -0400
  • Carol Williamson
    endorsed 2021-04-02 10:12:52 -0400
  • Kathleen Engle
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:53:12 -0400
  • Karen Chadwick
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:46:28 -0400
  • Carolyn Hejkal
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:44:48 -0400
  • Margaret Forgione
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:39:59 -0400
  • Jim Becklund
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:34:29 -0400
    Signing as an individual citizen of Michigan.
  • Catherine Cline
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:29:11 -0400
  • Gerard Grabowski
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:25:29 -0400
  • William Scharf
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:22:36 -0400
  • Chris Sack
    endorsed 2021-04-02 09:17:52 -0400
    It is just too risky to leave this 65 year old vestige of the 50’s sitting and waiting for another anchor strike for the next 10 years while we wait for a private Canadian oil company to do the “right” thing and bury it in a tunnel. What a short-sighted approach to our energy healthy future. C’mon Michiganders and step up to the plate. Shut it down and get it OUT of our beautiful Great Lakes!
  • Cheri Carleton
    endorsed 2021-04-02 08:43:11 -0400
  • Katalin Miklos
    endorsed 2021-04-02 08:21:14 -0400
  • Charles Brothers
    endorsed 2021-04-02 08:00:16 -0400
  • Tabitha Groat
    endorsed 2021-04-02 07:51:56 -0400
  • Sandra Quackenbush
    endorsed 2021-04-02 07:50:27 -0400
  • Charles Morris
    endorsed 2021-04-02 07:46:30 -0400
  • David Morgan
    endorsed 2021-04-02 07:22:30 -0400
  • Rayford Ray
    endorsed 2021-04-02 07:21:44 -0400
  • John Fritz
    endorsed 2021-04-02 07:17:38 -0400
  • Mary Griffith
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 06:25:24 -0400
  • Mary Griffith
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 06:25:24 -0400


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