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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 Enbridge was in violation of that easement from 1968 until it was revoked in 2020.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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  • Linda Houdek
    signed via 2022-01-17 21:54:34 -0500
  • Martha Hunt
    signed 2022-01-17 21:45:26 -0500
  • Walt Enterline
    signed 2022-01-17 20:22:29 -0500
    Line 5 needs to go! Please preserve the Great Lakes from a terrible oil spill.
  • Rebecca Stimson
    signed 2022-01-17 19:15:02 -0500
    Our Great Lakes need your support!


    Thank you for all you’re doing to preserve our natural resources for generations to come.
  • Theresa Niesen
    signed 2022-01-17 19:05:34 -0500
  • Albert Evans
    signed 2022-01-17 17:26:31 -0500
  • Sharon Emerson
    signed 2022-01-17 16:09:55 -0500
  • Zina Murray
    signed 2022-01-17 16:02:17 -0500
    It’s time that govt’s stop letting corporations dictate what’s what. Let’s go!
  • Hilary Callaghan
    signed 2022-01-17 15:48:22 -0500
    Water is the greatest asset that we in Michigan have. The appeal of clean water is drawing people from other states. The environmental damage that this pipeline could do is incalculable! Even a low risk is too high. We can’t let this happen and then look back and say "If only we had known . . .
  • Dimitrios Cecil
    signed 2022-01-17 15:21:22 -0500
    Sake, Clean Energy www.KUBT.Net, www.EnginerBrand.Com I am 100% with Joe Biden Administration Solar Energy Charging Lithium ion Battery Pack’s for Home and Transportation EV Dimitrios Cecil
  • Lori Garner
    signed 2022-01-17 14:22:42 -0500
  • Jeff Garner
    signed 2022-01-17 14:21:44 -0500
  • Larry Pliska
    signed 2022-01-17 13:46:58 -0500
  • Max Offerman
    signed 2022-01-17 12:35:58 -0500
  • Ethyl Rivera
    signed 2022-01-17 11:31:24 -0500
    Enbridge, a foreign company, has repeatedly violated the treaty, safety and corporate responsibilities with the Line 5 pipeline which has outlived its 55-year expected safe use. A break, leak, or other opening of the pipeline will cause catastrophic damage to the Great Lakes which is a water source for millions of people in the state and foul the fishing and recreational waters, let alone unleashing pollution that will be almost impossible to contain or clean up. We implore you to follow through on your commitment on cut back on fossil fuels and put the safety of U. S. citizens ahead of foreign corporate profits. Canada has other means of transporting their dangerous oil. Thank you.
  • Laurie Wetterholt
    signed 2022-01-17 11:29:29 -0500
    This is a world issue as we are talking about the largest freshwater resource anywhere.
  • Elizabeth DeLyria
    signed 2022-01-17 11:18:14 -0500
  • Breanna Hawkins
    signed 2022-01-17 09:58:15 -0500
  • Susan Warrow
    signed 2022-01-17 09:42:40 -0500
  • Leah Callan
    signed 2022-01-17 09:31:19 -0500
  • Patricia Geisinger
    signed 2022-01-17 09:10:41 -0500
  • Julie Stachecki Johanningsmeier
    signed 2022-01-17 09:08:42 -0500
  • Tim Joseph
    signed 2022-01-17 08:02:53 -0500
  • Amber Sullivan
    signed 2022-01-17 05:33:17 -0500
  • k light
    signed 2022-01-17 01:26:29 -0500
    I’ve lived in the mitten my whole life. One of the Great Lakes is the second largest lake in the world. They are all joined. Hurt one hurts them all. With 10% of the worlds clean water, there should be NO oil running under the Great Lakes, EVER!
  • James Carrell
    signed 2022-01-17 00:29:17 -0500
    We need to protect our planet
  • william yaroch
    signed 2022-01-17 00:22:16 -0500
    We need to shut down the entire oil and gas industry, starting with Line 5. Further investments in the pipeline and tunnel would be counterproductive.
  • Rebecca Ruiz
    signed 2022-01-17 00:14:58 -0500
  • Thom Jones
    signed 2022-01-16 23:27:35 -0500
  • Debra Knapp
    signed 2022-01-16 23:01:15 -0500

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