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President BidenIt's time for President Biden to revoke the presidential pipeline permit and shut down the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline. An oil spill from this unnecessary pipeline in the Great Lakes threatens the drinking water of 40 million people. If it ever gets built, an oil tunnel in 10 years is not a solution to this urgent threat. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous, old pipelines. Enbridge experts testified, and other independent reports attest that a pipeline shutdown would have little impact on energy prices.

Oil & Water Don't Mix is a respected coalition of citizens and non-profit environmental groups working to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline. This petition will only share your name and state with the White House. We'll update you with infrequent emails - you can always opt out later. Your information is safe with us.

Dear President Biden,

I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate:

  • Revoke the presidential permit for the Line 5 pipeline - the presidential permit is predicated upon Enbridge’s compliance with their easement agreement with Michigan. Enbridge violated that easement from 1968 until Governor Whitmer revoked it in 2020.

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  • File supportive briefs in the appropriate court of jurisdiction, making it clear that Michigan has the authority to revoke the Line 5 easement and shut down the pipeline.
  • Prevent improper use of the 1977 Transit Pipeline Treaty with Canada - Canadian attempts to keep Line 5 operating by invoking the Treaty are ill-founded and disingenuous. The 4th article of the treaty allows the exact kind of conduct to protect the environment and public trust resources pursued by Governor Whitmer and the Bad River Band.
  • Follow the global commitment of COP28 to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration must protect our water and start taking action on climate change. Please take these actions today.

Oil & Water Don't Mix is a respected coalition of citizens and non-profit environmental groups that have been working to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. This petition will only share your name and state with the White House. We'll keep you up to date with infrequent emails - you can always opt-out later. Your information is safe with us.

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  • File supportive briefs in the appropriate court of jurisdiction, making it clear that Michigan has the authority to revoke the Line 5 easement and shut down the pipeline.
  • Prevent improper use of the 1977 Transit Pipeline Treaty with Canada - Canadian attempts to keep Line 5 operating by invoking the Treaty are ill-founded and disingenuous. The 4th article of the treaty allows the exact kind of conduct to protect the environment and public trust resources pursued by Governor Whitmer and the Bad River Band.
  • Follow the global commitment of COP28 to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration has a duty to protect our water and start taking action on climate change. Please take these actions today.


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  • Jacqueline Brace
    signed via 2024-04-20 14:24:42 -0400
  • Holden Hughes
    signed via 2024-04-20 13:50:50 -0400
  • Cathryn Bennie
    signed via 2024-04-20 13:47:34 -0400
  • Elizabeth Lane
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  • Marwan Mikdadi
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  • Ethan Devereaux
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  • Elsie Lee-Robbins
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  • Jeana Marquardt
    signed via 2024-04-20 13:01:27 -0400
  • Ashley Fassett
    signed via 2024-04-20 12:54:39 -0400
  • Emma Thomson
    signed via 2024-04-20 12:39:40 -0400
  • Jessica Amey
    signed 2024-04-20 12:37:07 -0400
  • Grace Chamberlain
    signed via 2024-04-20 12:21:31 -0400
  • Florence Sandok
    signed 2024-04-20 11:58:21 -0400
    This is a dangerous pipeline, 20 years beyond its original capacity , effecting the drinking water of the Great Lakes and 40 million people. It needs to be shut down NOW, not 3 years from now.It is a diseaster waiting to happen . Please use your authority to shut it down. These fossil fuels need to be retired and replaced and the time is now!

    Thank you
  • Cheri Keisner
    signed 2024-04-19 15:39:26 -0400
    Why do we keep poisoning the water to ship to another country to pay our debt? This once more is an example of genocide upon indigenous communities Water is Life for All!!!
  • Deb Josiger-Holzem
    signed via 2024-04-19 12:41:57 -0400
  • Jean Digby
    signed via 2024-04-19 11:45:20 -0400
  • Mary Wilbert
    signed 2024-04-18 21:25:52 -0400
  • Daniel Ludwig
    signed 2024-04-18 19:28:41 -0400
  • Joan DeYoung
    signed 2024-04-18 13:21:38 -0400
  • Kiera Walker
    signed 2024-04-17 20:01:33 -0400
  • Margery Cordero
    signed 2024-04-17 18:42:48 -0400
  • Marilyn Daniels
    signed via 2024-04-17 18:20:27 -0400
    We cannot have another devastating Enbridge oil spill in Michigan! The people of Michigan are very worried about Line 5. Please take action to prevent this unnecessary and unwanted encroachment into our future!
  • Noah Levinson
    signed 2024-04-17 18:10:49 -0400
  • Elliot Zashin
    signed 2024-04-17 13:57:49 -0400
  • Mary Lou Zeis
    signed 2024-04-17 13:21:18 -0400
  • Diane Bowman
    signed 2024-04-17 13:07:14 -0400
  • Harry Barr
    signed 2024-04-17 09:26:10 -0400
  • Allison Lang
    signed 2024-04-17 08:45:01 -0400
  • James Stover
    signed 2024-04-16 17:56:07 -0400
    Shut down line five save our great lakes
  • Ethyl Rivera
    signed 2024-04-16 14:57:30 -0400
    Please do not let thousands of Great Lakes residents be poisoned by another break or spill of Line 5. Please abide by the lease and terminate it as soon as possible. It is a Canadian company, it should go through Canada, period.

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