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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  • Sue Leich
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:29:35 -0400
  • Sandra Elser
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:25:55 -0400
  • Roberta Rice
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:24:17 -0400
    Please do not be short-sighted; our children and grandchildren need us to care about their future.
  • Jacqueline Johnson
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:19:46 -0400
  • Amy Hjerstedt
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:06:02 -0400
  • Jo Foley
    endorsed 2021-04-19 15:03:13 -0400
  • Patrick Gubry
    endorsed 2021-04-17 09:25:01 -0400
  • Rosemary Grier
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  • Bill Kitchen
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  • Ester Mauricio
    endorsed 2021-04-14 04:12:46 -0400
  • Lisa Lownds
    endorsed 2021-04-13 09:29:20 -0400
  • Andrea Hartman
    endorsed 2021-04-11 14:21:13 -0400
  • Loretta Bronson
    endorsed 2021-04-11 09:20:36 -0400
  • Dan Murphey
    endorsed 2021-04-10 13:23:56 -0400
  • Jessica Berger
    endorsed 2021-04-09 20:43:36 -0400
  • Margaret Van Houdt
    endorsed 2021-04-09 10:23:33 -0400
  • Sandi Hostetler
    endorsed 2021-04-09 10:11:06 -0400
  • Marie Stanyar
    endorsed 2021-04-09 08:55:30 -0400
  • Jill Warren
    @jillville tweeted link to this page. 2021-04-09 08:27:43 -0400
    Ask the @MichiganPSC to consider the climate impacts of approving a new oil tunnel for @Enbridge Line 5. No new fossil fuel infrastructure during the #climatecrisis! #NoOilTunnel https://www.miclimateaction.org/sign_on_to_mpsc_letter?recruiter_id=2557
  • Jill Warren
    endorsed 2021-04-09 08:27:34 -0400
  • Kirk Bails
    endorsed 2021-04-09 04:54:30 -0400
  • Jean Julian
    endorsed 2021-04-08 22:24:52 -0400
  • Patricia Kolon
    endorsed 2021-04-08 20:58:46 -0400
  • Ramona Kime
    endorsed 2021-04-08 17:21:12 -0400
  • Chris Johnson
    endorsed 2021-04-08 17:17:51 -0400
    This pipeline does not belong in one of the worlds most pristine and unique ecosystems. I know it, you know it, Enbridge knows it, and anyone with a half ounce of sense knows it as well. This is a story of greed and nothing else. Stop kidding yourselves and do the right thing for once. There are no second chances with this one. Use your unending greed in one of the usual channels. Just leave this one out of it for God’s sake.
  • Julia Skelton
    endorsed 2021-04-08 17:03:22 -0400
  • Karen Koeppe
    endorsed 2021-04-08 16:43:49 -0400
  • Lisa Perschke
    endorsed 2021-04-08 16:26:33 -0400
  • Donna Weingarden
    endorsed 2021-04-08 15:45:39 -0400
    Enbridge’s Line 5 is already dented by anchors, and building a tunnel around it would have effects on shipping. Also, Enbridge would have no way to monitor the line in a tunnel when they haven’t monitored the line without a tunnel. If the pipe breaks or leaks that oil will seep into our Great Lakes, and this is unacceptable!
  • John Hoogeveen
    endorsed 2021-04-08 14:36:20 -0400

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