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President BidenIt's time for President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer's Line 5 shutdown order. An oil spill from the Line 5 oil pipeline in the Great Lakes threatens drinking water for 40 million people. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous and old pipelines.

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.

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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 the state of Michigan. Enbridge was in violation of that easement from 1968 until it was revoked in 2020.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.
  • If any treaty negotiations occur between the United States and Canada, Michigan’s Tribal Governments, who have pre-existing treaty rights must be included directly in the negotiations.
  • Follow through on your global commitment at COP26 of a 45% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2030. Shuttering this operating pipeline is critical to spurring the Build Back Better transition to a clean energy economy. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration has a duty to protect our water and to 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.
  • If any treaty negotiations occur between the United States and Canada, Michigan’s Tribal Governments, who have pre-existing treaty rights must be included directly in the negotiations.
  • Follow through on your global commitment at COP26 of a 45% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2030. Shuttering this operating pipeline is critical to spurring the Build Back Better transition to a clean energy economy. Future generations are counting on you.

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


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  • Mari Lohela
    signed 2022-01-26 09:59:43 -0500
    We all must work to save our beautiful Great Lakes for future generations to enjoy.

    Enbridge needs to be stopped from building the new pipelines in the bedrock at the bottom of the Great Lakes and also has to stop the transfer of crude oil through pipelines sitting on the bottom of the Straites of Mackinac.
  • Cheryl Strait
    signed 2022-01-26 09:43:11 -0500
  • William Beatty
    signed 2022-01-26 09:41:31 -0500
    I have lived my entire life in Michigan. The Great Lakes are one of the most important natural resources in the United States. They must be protected. Enbridge is concerned about profits, and I understand that. But those of us who live here are far more concerned about being able to drink the water that we live near. I would like to see Line 5 permanently shut down.
  • Donna Shumaker
    signed 2022-01-26 09:39:40 -0500
    All the pipelines and fossil fuel industry have proven over and over again is that they are a reckless endangerment to life on this planet. The money they have flooded the governments with and their greenwashing lies have only delayed the development of safe alternative sources of energy and pushed us closer to doomsday. This needs to stop right now.
  • Sherri Sherbo
    signed 2022-01-26 09:13:36 -0500
  • Me
    @jiprk99 tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-26 08:33:56 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Urge @POTUS to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Help prevent disaster in the Straits of Mackinac. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_presidential_petition?recruiter_id=101160
  • Ji Montgomery
    signed via 2022-01-26 08:33:48 -0500
  • jane white
    signed 2022-01-26 02:55:13 -0500
    the Great Lakes are extremely important to protect for the resources and earth health…. the spirit and sacred nature of these wiaters must be protected from human nature to misunderstand and destroy the environment


    are you kidding…. how stupid to pump oil through any body of water !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Danika Fedeli
    signed via 2022-01-25 18:46:04 -0500
  • Lydia J
    signed via 2022-01-25 13:56:35 -0500
  • Tiffany Dingley
    signed via 2022-01-25 12:41:07 -0500
  • Lauren Teichner
    signed 2022-01-25 11:21:35 -0500
  • Claire Bott
    signed 2022-01-25 09:11:38 -0500
  • John Joseph
    signed 2022-01-24 22:10:47 -0500
    Keep our lakes clean!! Please!! JJ
  • Janice Steadman
    signed 2022-01-24 20:58:28 -0500
  • Richard Scott
    signed 2022-01-24 20:02:26 -0500
    Risk is unwarranted nvironmentally and economically
  • JoEllen Rudolph
    signed 2022-01-24 18:54:47 -0500
    This should have been shut down 10 years ago!!! It is an accident on a huge scale just waiting tohappen.
  • Moselle Schoenfelder
    signed 2022-01-24 14:33:32 -0500
  • Nancy Bedell
    signed 2022-01-24 12:34:15 -0500
  • Emily Buettner
    signed 2022-01-24 12:10:09 -0500
  • Donald Waller
    signed 2022-01-24 11:37:47 -0500
  • Mark Fuller
    @marekfuller tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-23 20:09:33 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Urge @POTUS to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Help prevent disaster in the Straits of Mackinac. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_presidential_petition?recruiter_id=78094
  • Mark Fuller
    signed via 2022-01-23 20:09:06 -0500
  • Ginger Daggett
    signed 2022-01-23 17:10:12 -0500
  • Judith Detert-Moriarty
    @tricoter tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-23 16:59:30 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Urge @POTUS to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Help prevent disaster in the Straits of Mackinac. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_presidential_petition?recruiter_id=6319
  • Judith Detert-Moriarty
    signed 2022-01-23 16:59:09 -0500
  • Ryann Kaplan
    signed 2022-01-23 14:26:07 -0500
  • Barry Greenhill
    signed 2022-01-23 11:12:12 -0500
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    signed 2022-01-23 10:26:28 -0500
  • Karol Walker
    signed 2022-01-23 08:04:33 -0500

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