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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  • David Dwyer
    endorsed 2021-04-03 07:07:48 -0400
    It’s time has come.
  • George LaLonde
    endorsed 2021-04-03 06:59:27 -0400
  • Angie Lingk
    endorsed via 2021-04-03 06:39:22 -0400
  • Lily Brown
    endorsed via 2021-04-03 01:57:03 -0400
  • Larry Shea
    endorsed 2021-04-03 00:54:49 -0400
  • Bette Pierman
    endorsed 2021-04-02 23:33:20 -0400
  • Jeff Alson
    endorsed 2021-04-02 23:00:39 -0400
  • Tom Cary
    endorsed 2021-04-02 22:59:34 -0400
  • Rodney Van Abbema
    endorsed 2021-04-02 22:57:27 -0400
  • Richard Halbert
    endorsed 2021-04-02 22:36:50 -0400
  • Ann Bueche
    endorsed 2021-04-02 22:20:43 -0400
  • Bud Johnston
    @pipemaker1 tweeted link to this page. 2021-04-02 21:27:56 -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=46009
  • Bud Johnston
    endorsed 2021-04-02 21:27:46 -0400
  • Loralyn Sweet
    endorsed 2021-04-02 21:26:56 -0400
  • Dawn Woodward
    endorsed 2021-04-02 21:21:21 -0400
  • John Ingwersen
    endorsed 2021-04-02 21:01:20 -0400
    This pipeline is outdated, unnecessary, and does not fit into Michigan’s plan to be carbon free in our CLEAN energy future. Fossil fuels are backwards and take us back to early man when fire was discovered . Enbridge has been clouding our vision ( and waterways) for too many years and should turn to the power of the sun ( who’s heat makes wind) where most intelligent energy companies are.
  • Elaine Engelhart
    endorsed 2021-04-02 19:39:48 -0400
    Please consider quality of life For future generations. We have done enough damage with fossil fuel emissions.
  • Susan Cunningham
    endorsed 2021-04-02 19:29:57 -0400
  • Karen Brady
    endorsed 2021-04-02 19:07:55 -0400
  • Sandra Stephon
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 18:54:12 -0400
  • Tana Nelson
    endorsed 2021-04-02 18:46:57 -0400
  • Steven DeWitt
    endorsed 2021-04-02 17:39:34 -0400
  • Joan Knipe
    endorsed 2021-04-02 17:05:48 -0400
  • Jim Beagle
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 16:25:14 -0400
  • Michael Buza
    endorsed 2021-04-02 16:23:33 -0400
  • Peggy S. Colllins
    endorsed 2021-04-02 16:22:52 -0400
    the precautionary principle says NO WAY to oil pipelines under fresh water – NO WAY!
  • Linda Carps
    endorsed 2021-04-02 16:14:59 -0400
  • Charlene Trevorrow
    endorsed 2021-04-02 16:13:20 -0400
    Enbridge is putting our freshwater Great Lakes in danger of a oil leak. It doesn’t matter if a tunnel is built because it can leak ALSO and thousands of people around our lakes get their freshwater from Lake Michigan &Lake Huron. Stop the pipeline completely from passing through our freshwater to Canada. Let them build a pipeline north to Canada and around our Great Lakes for THEIR OIL & GAS BUSINESS.
  • Evans Pate Jr.
    endorsed 2021-04-02 16:07:45 -0400
  • Tom Miller
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 15:40:28 -0400

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