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Sign this petition to urge President Biden to act to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline

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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 Enbridge was in violation of that easement from 1968 until it was revoked in 2020.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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  • Mary Madigan
    @maryemadigan tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-16 13:50:15 -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=103487
  • Mary Madigan
    signed 2022-01-16 13:49:43 -0500
  • jacqueline tessman
    signed 2022-01-16 13:39:23 -0500
  • Tom Billings
    signed 2022-01-16 13:38:55 -0500
  • thomas webster
    signed 2022-01-16 13:34:34 -0500
    shut down this pipeline. Most Michiganders are against this proposal because the risk to lake-centered activities, is too great to risk. Many, many of us use the Great Lakes to make a living. We cannot under any circumstance, let there be a tunnel under the Straits of Michigan, which at some point will have an catastrophic effect on all of Michigans’ citizens, to the very negative, and we will be forced out of our state to find a new living. PLEASE President Biden, save our state, for the Democrats who survive by making a living , for one, fishing. sincerely, Thomas Webster
  • Laurie Smith
    signed 2022-01-16 13:32:31 -0500
  • Connor Paulson
    signed 2022-01-16 13:25:38 -0500
  • Pauline Feltner
    signed 2022-01-16 13:10:40 -0500
    Our Great Lakes are precious. Please act on stopping Line 5.
  • Tammy Rohatynski
    signed 2022-01-16 13:08:42 -0500
  • Doris Applebaum
    signed 2022-01-16 12:59:17 -0500
  • Sue Parsell
    signed 2022-01-16 12:55:47 -0500
  • cynthia edwards
    signed 2022-01-16 12:54:53 -0500
  • Charles Porter
    signed 2022-01-16 12:45:43 -0500
    A Canadian company is risking US fresh water for their profit. This cannot go on.
  • Eric Lester
    signed 2022-01-16 12:41:21 -0500
  • Li Way Lee
    signed 2022-01-16 12:40:48 -0500
  • Debra Kingsbury
    signed 2022-01-16 12:30:57 -0500
  • doug taylor
    signed 2022-01-16 12:24:43 -0500
    you can’t undo such a potential tragedy
  • Betty Jane Schlachter
    signed 2022-01-16 12:23:28 -0500
  • Carolyn Hillebrand
    signed 2022-01-16 12:11:12 -0500
    No brainer, right!!? Endangering the drinkable water stored in the great lakes is absurd! Please help with this urgent matter, President Biden! Thankyou!! …for all you are doing
  • Ronald Clough
    signed 2022-01-16 12:08:53 -0500
  • Dawn Matthews
    signed 2022-01-16 12:05:27 -0500
  • t e
    signed 2022-01-16 11:57:12 -0500
  • Karen Anderson
    signed 2022-01-16 11:55:09 -0500
  • Christie Krueger-Locy
    signed 2022-01-16 11:54:49 -0500
  • Paula Stec
    signed 2022-01-16 11:53:06 -0500
  • Nancy Koehler
    signed 2022-01-16 11:52:33 -0500
  • Maureen Loftus
    signed 2022-01-16 11:40:29 -0500
    Save our fresh water from catastrophe please! You have the power.
  • Patrick Perfitt
    signed 2022-01-16 11:33:22 -0500
    Please shut down line 5. Nothing more important than clean water.
  • Paul Iddings
    signed 2022-01-16 11:24:26 -0500
  • Leon Faulkender
    signed 2022-01-16 11:21:25 -0500

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