You can have a say in protecting our Great Lakes from destruction. Now’s your chance to weigh in on the Line 5 tunnel’s fate! Luckily, we’ve put together a guide to help you figure out what you can tell our government officials to stop this dangerous oil tunnel from being built and how to send in your comments.
What’s happening: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is undergoing the scoping process for a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for this project. Essentially, this means that as the Army Corps determines what could be impacted by constructing a dangerous oil tunnel through the Straits of Mackinac. You can help decide what should be included in this assessment. Important considerations like the purpose and need for the project, alternatives, and areas for further exploration are all part of this scoping process for the DEIS.
Why you should care: This is one of three permits that Enbridge needs in order to get away with their dangerous plan to build this oil tunnel, and the DEIS process is one of the best ways we can prevent this from happening.
How you can submit comments: From now until October 14, there are four ways that you can submit your comments:
- Attend a virtual meeting on September 1 from 5pm-8pm ET via Zoom or by phone 309-205-3325 (Webinar ID: 835 9013 1384)
- Attend an in-person meeting on September 8 from 3pm-8pm ET in St. Ignace at the Little Bear Arena, 275 Marquette Street
- Attend a virtual meeting on October 6 from 1pm-4pm ET via Zoom or by phone 309-205-3325 (Webinar ID: 829 6174 3672)
- Submit written comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers using this link from now until October 14
What you can say:
Where you can find more information about the Line 5 tunnel’s impact:
- Progress Michigan’s report on the history of the Line 5 tunnel
- Line 5 overview from the Sierra Club
- Line 5 overview from the Native American Rights Fund
- Tunnel project red flags from Oil & Water Don’t Mix
Where you can find more information about DEIS processes: