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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  • Nancy Gallardo
    endorsed 2021-04-02 06:01:06 -0400
  • Gary Meadows
    endorsed 2021-04-02 05:34:57 -0400
  • Andrea Donelson
    endorsed 2021-04-02 02:53:45 -0400
  • Sara Bassett
    endorsed 2021-04-02 02:07:49 -0400
  • Clare McAlister-Raeburn
    endorsed 2021-04-02 01:54:07 -0400
  • David Jewell
    endorsed 2021-04-01 23:27:48 -0400
  • Renee Baumunk
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  • Rosalie Austin
    endorsed 2021-04-01 22:54:33 -0400
  • William Richardson
    endorsed 2021-04-01 21:41:26 -0400
  • Shannon Kelley
    endorsed 2021-04-01 21:25:33 -0400
  • Patricia Howie
    endorsed via 2021-04-01 21:16:31 -0400
    As a Michigan resident, I am very concern about Enbridge and their tunnels and pipelines. It is clear that the effects of their actions, the effects on climate when we see signs of a rapidly changing climate all around us, must be considered.
  • Marcella Omo
    endorsed via 2021-04-01 21:16:26 -0400
  • Bill Boetcher
    endorsed via 2021-04-01 20:53:47 -0400
    To do this is not planning for the future, but rather keeping us in the 1950’s. Let’s plan ahead. Do not do so means we have everything to lose.
  • Eric Ederer
    endorsed 2021-04-01 20:45:03 -0400
  • Jan Jenkins
    endorsed via 2021-04-01 20:23:09 -0400
    Please!! Renewable energy is gaining strength. Put the $$ to that.
  • Amy Boetcher
    endorsed 2021-04-01 19:56:40 -0400
  • Caroline de Mauriac
    endorsed 2021-04-01 19:54:45 -0400
  • Julie Wash
    endorsed via 2021-04-01 19:40:37 -0400
    Do not allow build out of the import of fossil fuels. It’s 2021.
  • Kaye Thomas
    endorsed via 2021-04-01 19:39:28 -0400
  • Donna McClurkan
    Kzoo Climate Crisis Coalition endorsed 2021-04-01 19:29:41 -0400
  • Barbara Wheadon
    endorsed 2021-04-01 19:20:11 -0400
  • Kimberly B
    endorsed 2021-04-01 19:08:37 -0400
    It’s time to put our Great Lakes and wildlife habitat in priority over fossil fuel. It’s a no Brainer. We as residents and tax payers shouldn’t need to petition for actions to protect water resources at all cost. Represent, or step aside.
  • Jack Sovereign
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  • Gregory Campbell
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