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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 the drinking water of 40 million people. An oil tunnel in 10 years, if it even ever gets built, is not a solution to this urgent threat. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous and old pipelines. Don't let Big Oil use the crisis in Ukraine to keep Line 5 flowing.

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 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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 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.
  • 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 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 transition to a clean energy economy. 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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  • Sylvia Murray
    signed via 2022-07-29 12:54:29 -0400
  • Susan Ward
    signed via 2022-07-29 12:50:12 -0400
  • John Hagen
    signed via 2022-07-29 12:27:11 -0400
  • Marcia van der Ploeg
    signed via 2022-07-29 11:13:21 -0400
  • thejamgroup
    @thejamgroup tweeted link to this page. 2022-07-29 10:38:10 -0400
    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=109210
  • Joe Jakubowski
    signed via 2022-07-29 10:37:32 -0400
    Do the right thing. Don’t let the oil lobby get there way. They have enough government subsidy already.
  • Hunter Wojtas
    signed via 2022-07-29 10:28:47 -0400
  • Jane Miller
    signed 2022-07-29 10:26:04 -0400
  • Margaret Mann-DeVos
    signed via 2022-07-29 10:12:20 -0400
  • Mary O'Neill
    signed via 2022-07-29 10:08:28 -0400
  • Sarah Kirby
    signed 2022-07-29 09:00:17 -0400
  • Kendall Bailey
    signed via 2022-07-29 08:45:36 -0400
  • Jennifer James
    signed via 2022-07-29 08:27:16 -0400
  • Lauren Cole
    signed via 2022-07-29 08:17:42 -0400
  • Jessie Collins
    signed via 2022-07-29 06:54:29 -0400
  • Sandra Galer
    signed 2022-07-28 22:14:34 -0400
    Please help save our planet for the next generation.
  • Maiya Hoffman
    signed via 2022-07-28 19:14:08 -0400
  • Dorothy Cross
    signed 2022-07-28 17:24:33 -0400
  • Henry Banks
    signed via 2022-07-28 16:10:50 -0400
  • Clara Fang
    signed 2022-07-28 14:35:10 -0400
    I support this fully.
  • Karen Lemke
    signed via 2022-07-28 13:22:08 -0400
  • Kurtis Hoffman
    @KurtisHoffman7 tweeted link to this page. 2022-07-28 12:40:45 -0400
    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=109192
  • Kurtis Hoffman
    signed via 2022-07-28 12:40:23 -0400
  • Alyssa Bishop
    signed 2022-07-28 12:28:33 -0400
    Protect future generations, protect the sacred. Remember the sacred. Use your position to become a good ancestor. Stop line 5 and create a ripple effect of change.
  • Nichole Biber
    signed via 2022-07-28 12:25:17 -0400
    Tribal sovereignty, linked to our treaty rights, supersedes any agreements with Canada, and certainly necessitates that the Federal government honor the obligation for government-to-government tribal consultation as more pressing than deal-making with a foreign corporation. Shut down Line 5. Our tribal leadership is unanimous in opposition to this continued threat to and undermining of our cultural lifeways.
  • Charlotte Morton
    signed via 2022-07-28 12:12:24 -0400
  • Patrice Dixon
    signed 2022-07-28 12:11:53 -0400
    A BIG NO ON LINE 5
  • Marita Bujold
    signed via 2022-07-28 12:09:35 -0400
    Water is irreplaceable. The operations of the pipeline threaten water and violate our treaties with sovereign tribal nations. Please use your leadership position to shut down this pipeline -now!
  • Rose Fitzgerald
    signed via 2022-07-28 12:08:26 -0400
    Preserve the environment and SHUT IT DOWN!
  • Henry Homburger
    signed via 2022-07-28 12:07:12 -0400
    Please support our Democratic Governor and help us decommission and shut down Line 5.

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