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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  • Amy Reinartz
    endorsed 2021-04-03 22:07:00 -0400
  • Judy Sarosik
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  • C Brockington
    endorsed 2021-04-03 20:51:21 -0400
    Deny this permit. Fossil fuels are on the way out. All the oil in this pipeline benefits Canada. They should accept the transportation risks. Preserve Native American historical areas threatened by this construction. Please deny this permit.
  • Tim Joseph
    endorsed 2021-04-03 20:35:05 -0400
    Please do the right thing and deny this permit. No pipeline under the Straits.
  • Shannon Kelley
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  • Marie Lannen
    endorsed 2021-04-03 16:35:00 -0400
    I can’t believe this is still being considered. The oil that flows underneath our beautiful Great Lakes at Line 5 doesn’t even benefit Michigan citizens. It could destroy our economy if there is a leak. What about all that fresh water? Irreplaceable.
  • Marilynn Moran
    endorsed 2021-04-03 16:05:25 -0400
  • fayelapp
    @fayelapp tweeted link to this page. 2021-04-03 16:01:05 -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=46401
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