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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  • 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
  • Aleta O'Shinski
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 15:33:59 -0400
  • Jacqueline Vines
    endorsed 2021-04-02 15:31:59 -0400
    Oil pipelines have no place in the Great Lakes – or any other body of water in the United States
  • Charles Cubbage
    endorsed 2021-04-02 15:25:18 -0400
    To not consider the implications would be foolhardy!
  • Bob Lathrop
    endorsed 2021-04-02 15:23:57 -0400
  • Bob Lathrop
    endorsed 2021-04-02 15:23:56 -0400
  • Mary Reilly
    endorsed 2021-04-02 15:05:44 -0400
  • Jan Ballard
    endorsed 2021-04-02 15:03:48 -0400
  • Susan Spears
    endorsed 2021-04-02 14:48:58 -0400
  • Jane Bowe
    endorsed 2021-04-02 14:40:57 -0400
  • Jody Lori
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 14:29:56 -0400
  • Kate McCabe
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 14:18:10 -0400
  • Shannon Henderson
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 14:00:13 -0400
  • Brenda Rusch
    endorsed 2021-04-02 13:28:48 -0400
    Michigan is not the Province of Enbridge. Line 5 will fail. Enbridge will throw as little money as legally possible at the unthinkable and move on all the richer for it.
  • Jim Maturen
    endorsed 2021-04-02 13:16:22 -0400
  • Susan Merritt
    endorsed 2021-04-02 13:12:20 -0400
  • Vesta Thompson
    endorsed 2021-04-02 13:09:49 -0400
  • Gary Sparnall
    endorsed 2021-04-02 13:07:43 -0400
    This is important for the future of earth . Just imagine the negative impact to our climate if the oil pipe was to burst wether it be by neglect or terrorists etc. It would be devastating to our state as well as the planet. Please do the right thing. Thank you.
  • Tom Emmott
    endorsed 2021-04-02 12:36:29 -0400
    GREED HAS NO BOUNDARIES!!!!


    This is insane that this company is above the law!!!!!


    Commissioners. Put an end to this insanity. Shut down Line 5 NOW!


    Tom Emmott

    Traverse City, MI
  • Debra Abel
    endorsed 2021-04-02 12:12:10 -0400
  • Rox Petoskey
    endorsed 2021-04-02 12:05:22 -0400
  • Laura Dillaber
    endorsed via 2021-04-02 12:02:01 -0400
  • Peggy Case
    Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation endorsed 2021-04-02 12:00:30 -0400
  • Theresa Reid
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:59:13 -0400
  • Meghan Vonck
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:54:13 -0400
  • Carla Meier
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:53:55 -0400
  • Michel Dees
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:45:02 -0400
    I don’t understand how the evidence of environmental impact or climate change for projects such as this can morally or technically be omitted. The military has declared climate change to be a danger as well as the scientists. I don’t see how can we ignore these facts?
  • Mary O'Neill
    endorsed 2021-04-02 11:43:43 -0400

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