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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  • Laura Petrie
    endorsed 2021-04-22 12:20:54 -0400
  • Jessica Reiser
    endorsed 2021-04-22 11:33:21 -0400
  • Susan Benston
    endorsed 2021-04-22 10:20:54 -0400
  • Janet Dirkse
    endorsed 2021-04-21 21:37:39 -0400
  • Cathy Muha
    endorsed 2021-04-21 18:49:01 -0400
  • Marilyn Klawiter
    endorsed 2021-04-21 16:08:55 -0400
  • Barbara Chiapella
    endorsed 2021-04-21 11:36:00 -0400
    This is absurd, in this day and age, to have NO provisions for assessing the impact of this pipeline on the environment and climate change, simply absurd. In a decision of this magnitude, ALL information should be brought to the table, so that the best-possible and most-informed decision can be made. Anything else is malfeasance – and when something catastrophic happens, no one will care that the state (or harmed individuals) will get reimbursed with money – our beautiful environment and our way of life will be lost. I call on the commissioners to do the best thing for your children and grandchildren – and remember your decision will be viewed in the light of history.
  • Mariana Kopacz
    endorsed 2021-04-21 11:34:04 -0400
  • Saundra Porter
    endorsed 2021-04-21 09:44:49 -0400
  • Charlene Vanacker
    endorsed 2021-04-21 09:00:17 -0400
    We don’t want another exxon valdez. The enbridge pipeline had ready failed once. The northern communities rely on the great lakes for touriism and clean drinking water.
  • Georgia Lindstrom
    endorsed 2021-04-21 08:51:39 -0400
  • Edith Juno
    endorsed 2021-04-21 08:24:48 -0400
  • Richard Townsend
    endorsed via 2021-04-21 08:09:24 -0400
    The devastation and slow reaction to the spill (long term clean up) in Kalamazoo is sufficient evidence.
  • Suzanne Sorkin
    endorsed via 2021-04-21 06:41:53 -0400
  • Peggy Townsend
    endorsed 2021-04-21 00:15:59 -0400
  • Donald Sheill
    endorsed 2021-04-20 20:16:04 -0400
  • Kristin Brace
    endorsed 2021-04-20 17:44:39 -0400
  • Shelley Schanfield
    endorsed 2021-04-20 16:57:09 -0400
  • maria woloson
    endorsed 2021-04-20 16:57:03 -0400
    Line 5 needs to be STOPPED NOW.

    Do not let big money influence the right decision.
  • April Beattie
    endorsed 2021-04-20 15:25:31 -0400
  • Sandra Collinson
    endorsed 2021-04-20 13:09:35 -0400
  • Trudy Hughes
    endorsed 2021-04-20 12:37:27 -0400
  • Sarah Lexow
    endorsed 2021-04-20 11:31:48 -0400
  • Colleen Kurecka
    endorsed 2021-04-20 10:43:36 -0400
  • Ann Wright-Parsons
    endorsed 2021-04-20 10:32:14 -0400
  • Ann Wright-Parsons
    endorsed 2021-04-20 10:32:10 -0400
  • Valorie Troesch
    endorsed 2021-04-20 08:55:50 -0400
  • Vicki Potter
    endorsed 2021-04-20 08:06:19 -0400
  • Robert Kennedy
    endorsed 2021-04-20 06:16:09 -0400
  • Kathleen Ling
    endorsed 2021-04-20 00:04:42 -0400


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