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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  • Patty Spinelli
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:06:32 -0400
  • Peter Wolcott
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:06:09 -0400
  • Bill Latka
    published this page in Take Action 2021-03-24 11:05:54 -0400
  • Ron Wooster
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:04:43 -0400
  • Keith D’Alessandro
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:03:43 -0400
  • Kathy Smith
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:02:28 -0400
  • Phillip Mikesell
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:01:59 -0400
  • Richard Taylor
    endorsed 2021-03-24 11:01:40 -0400
  • Susan Burack
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:59:02 -0400
    We have been working to shut down this environmental nightmare for too many years. Please do not put Pure Michigan at risk..
  • Jacqueline Plasters
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:53:51 -0400
  • Brock Rodgers
    Foresight Management endorsed 2021-03-24 10:53:16 -0400
  • Michael McGillivray
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:52:41 -0400
  • Tami Renkoski
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:51:40 -0400
  • Patrick Race
    Climate Stick Project, Inc. endorsed 2021-03-24 10:51:35 -0400
    Money spent on keeping fossil fuels as a source of energy is wasteful in two ways: It allows CO2 to continue to be placed in the atmosphere and it diverts funds from supporting green energy. Staff members who do not understand this should move to different jobs – they are not helping the people of Michigan.
  • Thomas McWhertor
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:50:48 -0400
    Of course MPSC ought to take climate change into consideration -not just in this decision but in each and every decision it makes —and even in questioning the public utility infrastructure that seems to be already out of date as climate change proceeds.
  • Robert Hoekstra
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:48:31 -0400
    Line 5 is close to 65 years old if it isn’t that old already. A monstrous leak or rupture is a disaster that’s just waiting to happen under the circumstances. Whether a tunnel is built around the pipeline or not makes no difference. The pipeline needs to be shut down before a disaster strikes. A tunnel doesn’t solve the problem.
  • Larry Mawby
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:47:55 -0400
    Please do the right and prudent thing, consider the environment.
  • Jerome Alicki
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:47:37 -0400
    Enbridge cannot be trusted, look what they did to the Kalamazoo River! Climate change must absolutely be part of any fossil fuel infrastructure decision your organization makes, to not do so would be highly irresponsible. Avoid future lawsuits by including climate in the decision making process!
  • Jann Krupa
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:47:35 -0400
  • Tom Emmott
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:47:34 -0400
    Like I always say…greed has no boundaries and Enbridge doesn’t give two hoots in hell about the environment. They only care about $$$$$. Line 5 must be shut down! And Line 3 must be stopped! The denial of climate change by Enbridge will bring about disaster.


    Tom Emmott
  • John Hunting
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:47:29 -0400
  • John Hunting
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:46:25 -0400
  • Michael Motta
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:44:57 -0400
  • Lon Herman
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:44:40 -0400
    If you allow the continuation of Line 5 you will leaving a terrible legacy to your children and grandchildren .Please do not let Embridge influence your decision to look at all the effects of Line 5.
  • John McDonald
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:42:45 -0400
    The most important crisis we face is climate change. Enbridge is one of the most deceitful and dangerous corporations because of their ruthless and careless business practices. They are responsible for the largest on land oil spills idk history, right here in Michigan. They do not care if they devastate our water and land.
  • Holly Pummell
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:42:19 -0400
  • Virginia Jones
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:40:20 -0400
  • Julia OConnor
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:39:45 -0400
    How can you not include impact on climate in a decision like this. It should be one of the big considerations.!
  • Norma Bailey
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:39:21 -0400
  • Catherine Marshall
    endorsed 2021-03-24 10:39:15 -0400

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