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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Janice Tomlian
    signed via 2022-07-11 18:28:20 -0400
  • Shauna Wood
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  • Allison Ortquist
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  • Gerald Link
    signed via 2022-07-11 09:58:11 -0400
    An oil spill at the Straits of Mackinaw will devastate both commercial and sport fishing in Lakes Huron and Michigan at the loss of Billions of dollars to the states and provincial economies. Equally disastrous will be the petroleum-based pollution of the fresh water over 50 Million international citizens and residents rely on for bathing, cooking, drinking, and the processes of life and living. Not to mention the thousands of species of birds and other wildlife who depend on clean, clear, fresh water — the liquid required for life as we know it.
  • Laura Wilson
    signed via 2022-07-11 08:45:37 -0400
  • Mary Watts
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  • Armina Kadriovski
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  • Jade White Dove
    signed via 2022-07-10 22:42:11 -0400
  • Christine Muldoon
    signed via 2022-07-10 22:08:27 -0400
    Line 5 is a current threat to our environment. A new Line 5 will be even worse. Fossil fuels are an anachronism. Threatening the future of the Great Lakes is a folly. Enbridge’s past safety record reflects that it cannot be trusted.
  • Pamela Goodman
    signed via 2022-07-10 21:42:51 -0400
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  • Daniel Roller
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    You poison one lake, we will all feel the fallout
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