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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  • Kathleen Ling
    endorsed 2021-04-20 00:04:42 -0400
  • Susan Acton
    League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe endorsed 2021-04-19 21:43:40 -0400
  • Jane Speer
    endorsed 2021-04-19 21:31:11 -0400
  • Marcia Meyer
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  • Nancy Crisp
    endorsed via 2021-04-19 20:36:10 -0400
  • Linda Hoff
    endorsed 2021-04-19 20:34:49 -0400
    Michigan citizens need you to plan for a safer, cleaner, future.
  • Darlene Doorlag
    endorsed 2021-04-19 18:19:15 -0400
  • Jenny Alvarez
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  • Nan Elder
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  • Natalie Wilson
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  • Theresa Turner
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  • Marge Forslin
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  • Lena Packer
    endorsed 2021-04-19 16:57:00 -0400
  • Karen DeGrendel
    Windover Lake Association & League of Women Voters endorsed 2021-04-19 16:52:28 -0400
  • Toni Jones
    endorsed 2021-04-19 16:47:54 -0400
  • Marion Bloye
    endorsed 2021-04-19 16:38:42 -0400
  • Christine Jackson
    endorsed via 2021-04-19 16:32:54 -0400
  • Victoria Shepherd
    endorsed 2021-04-19 16:12:56 -0400
  • Julie Ortiz
    endorsed 2021-04-19 16:06:45 -0400
  • Casey Zacker
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  • Julie Hagstrom
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:57:42 -0400
  • Alison Heins
    endorsed via 2021-04-19 15:47:38 -0400
    Enbridge does not have a clean record, having caused spills like the one in the Kalamazoo River. Climate change and high risk of an oil spill are two string reasons to deny the tunnel process to move forward…at all!
  • Dr. Elizabeth Benyi
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:40:30 -0400
    Oil and Water Dont Mix. Clean Water is a Basic Human Right and Vital to Life
  • Kathryn Parker
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:39:07 -0400
  • Cathy Sayre
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:37:22 -0400
  • Carol Lufburrow
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:34:50 -0400
    As we see how climate change has affected various parts of our state and our country, eliminating the evidence of these events is unconscionable. We need to critically consider the climate crisis when building any new fossil fuel infrastructure, and it’s up to the MSPC to do just that. Our environment, livelihoods, and future generations depend on it.
  • Barbara Edson
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:32:59 -0400
  • Sara Boys
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