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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  • Cynthia Geiger
    endorsed 2021-04-05 08:03:35 -0400
  • Dave Frederick
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  • Robin Lloyd
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  • Lisa Bashert
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  • Loretta Treusch
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  • Carol Ferris
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  • Susanne Jemison
    endorsed 2021-04-04 17:10:16 -0400
  • Billiruth Wickey
    endorsed 2021-04-04 17:01:30 -0400
    Don’t put our lives and livelihoods at risk for foreign company profits.
  • Katrina Bright
    endorsed via 2021-04-04 16:27:25 -0400
  • April Wyncott
    endorsed via 2021-04-04 15:39:51 -0400
    Please keep MI environmental issues in front of you at all times. Thank you.
  • Anne Heitjan
    endorsed via 2021-04-04 14:43:48 -0400
  • Diana Hunt
    endorsed 2021-04-04 14:21:34 -0400
    Imagine the consequences of an oil spill into the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! The pollution of drinking water for millions of people; pollution of irrigation water; killing of fish and destruction of fisheries; gumming up the power plants at Niagara… And eventually, when the oil reaches the Atlantic Ocean, it could also destroy sea life (and seafood) there. Large parts of the Northeast would become uninhabitable and the economic losses would be far more than the profits to a few powerful oil moguls. As a tax-payer and Michigan citizen, I am not willing to take this insane risk.
  • Linda Opipari
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  • Sandra Bogin
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  • Anthony Hatcher
    endorsed 2021-04-04 10:07:14 -0400
    We the people must stop these big corporations from polluting our waters and lands for the greed of money.
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