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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  • Judith and Daniel Dickinson
    endorsed 2021-04-08 14:34:51 -0400
    Climate Change and many significant environmental risks should be considered as part of your review of this dangerous project. You will probably be in retirement homes or gone when/if this project has the inevitable leak or worse that Enbridge has had so often. But your children/grandchildren may be around and will have to deal with the knowledge that you let this project go forward. That will be your shame to fame.
  • Laurie Goshorn
    endorsed 2021-04-08 13:58:27 -0400
    We need to move away from fossil fuels entirely. Line 5 is in disastrous shape, and god forbid a spill occurs, that would contaminate the whole great lakes system, 20% of the fresh water on the entire planet!
  • John Schleicher
    endorsed 2021-04-08 13:50:03 -0400
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    endorsed 2021-04-08 13:06:11 -0400
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    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:59:10 -0400
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    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:40:56 -0400
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    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:39:33 -0400
  • Ellen Schoepf Faith Lutheran Church
    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:14:32 -0400
  • Joan Parker
    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:11:03 -0400
  • Lindsey Elton
    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:02:53 -0400
  • Carl Meyer
    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:02:22 -0400
  • Peggy Malnati
    endorsed 2021-04-08 12:01:33 -0400
    This is not the time to stick our head in the sand and pretend that a vast train (climate change) is not rushing at us at catastrophic speed.
  • Peggy S. Colllins
    endorsed 2021-04-08 11:55:15 -0400
  • Dorothy Diederichs
    endorsed 2021-04-08 11:51:51 -0400
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  • Dorinda VanKempen
    endorsed 2021-04-08 11:25:01 -0400
  • Julia OConnor
    endorsed 2021-04-08 11:14:11 -0400
    In this time of climate change, any major energy development needs to consider its impact on the climate for the duration of the project’s life.
  • Eileen Thorp
    endorsed 2021-04-08 11:10:05 -0400
    We need to listen to the cry of our Home, planet Earth. Moving away from fossil fuels is a good first step but the time is now we can’t continue to kick this down the road.
  • Marla Kay Houghteling
    endorsed 2021-04-08 10:59:42 -0400
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