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President BidenIt's time for President Biden to revoke the presidential pipeline permit and shut down the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline. An oil spill from this unnecessary pipeline in the Great Lakes threatens the drinking water of 40 million people. If it ever gets built, an oil tunnel in 10 years is not a solution to this urgent threat. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous, old pipelines. Enbridge experts testified, and other independent reports attest that a pipeline shutdown would have little impact on energy prices.

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 crude oil pipeline. This petition will only share your name and state with the White House. We'll update you 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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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.
  • Prevent improper use of the 1977 Transit Pipeline Treaty with Canada - Canadian attempts to keep Line 5 operating by invoking the Treaty are ill-founded and disingenuous. The 4th article of the treaty allows the exact kind of conduct to protect the environment and public trust resources pursued by Governor Whitmer and the Bad River Band.
  • Follow the global commitment of COP28 to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration must 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.
  • Prevent improper use of the 1977 Transit Pipeline Treaty with Canada - Canadian attempts to keep Line 5 operating by invoking the Treaty are ill-founded and disingenuous. The 4th article of the treaty allows the exact kind of conduct to protect the environment and public trust resources pursued by Governor Whitmer and the Bad River Band.
  • Follow the global commitment of COP28 to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. 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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  • Julie Kolenda
    signed 2024-07-24 22:33:54 -0400
  • June Curley
    signed 2024-07-24 21:40:50 -0400
  • Ernie Chavez
    signed 2024-07-24 21:09:38 -0400
    Let’s do the right thing here.
  • Susan Harris
    signed 2024-07-24 21:04:48 -0400
    Keep our lakes safe
  • Kathy DeMars
    signed 2024-07-24 19:06:18 -0400
    Please do not allow Canadian Enbridge to threaten despoiling my wonderful Lake Superior!!! I have grown up on this Lake and chose to spend my entire life and nursing career in my “little town on the Big Lake”- Ashland, Wi. At the gateway to the Apostle Islands. I am fourth generation here and cannot imagine a more wonderful setting to have been fortunate enough to grow up enjoying. Please consider how important it is to keep this largest freashwater body and the gorgeous tributaries/ headwaters surrounding it as clean/pure as possible for our nation and the future generations to come. We need this preservation and protection to provide for our indigenous people, our tourism industries, outdoor recreation meccas, and because- WATER IS LIFE!!!
  • Charlene Kerchevall
    signed 2024-07-24 16:37:32 -0400
  • James Stover
    signed 2024-07-24 16:07:18 -0400
    Shut down line five save our great lakes save our Great Lakes
  • Frank Belcastro
    signed 2024-07-24 16:06:48 -0400
  • Russ Ziegler
    signed 2024-07-24 15:46:11 -0400
  • Chris Clayborne
    signed 2024-07-24 15:38:43 -0400
  • Lena Fine
    signed 2024-07-24 15:25:04 -0400
  • Marie Hutchens
    signed 2024-07-24 15:16:12 -0400
  • Josephine Scipione
    signed 2024-07-24 15:01:16 -0400
  • Anne Settanni
    signed 2024-07-24 15:01:05 -0400
  • Lynda Asher
    signed 2024-07-24 14:28:30 -0400
  • Stephen Decesare
    signed 2024-07-24 14:28:03 -0400
  • Laurie Toner
    signed 2024-07-24 14:22:47 -0400
  • Gail Moran
    signed 2024-07-24 13:52:36 -0400
  • Emily Anderson
    signed 2024-07-24 13:45:54 -0400
    There are not sufficient safeguards. SHUT DOWN LINE 5!
  • David Casker
    signed 2024-07-24 13:31:18 -0400
  • Dave Foerster
    signed 2024-07-24 12:40:29 -0400
  • June Bullied
    signed 2024-07-24 12:37:47 -0400
  • Sam Booher
    signed via 2024-07-24 12:35:44 -0400
    For years I lived along the shore of Lake Superior. No one should ever be allowed to run an Oil Pipe line in the water of any of the Great Lakes. PLease tell them " Not on Your Watch ".
  • Maria Greilinger
    signed 2024-07-24 12:24:21 -0400
    Congress has given enough corporate welfare to businesses that don’t clean up their messes. Help taxpayers by making polluting industries responsible for cleaning up their disasters.


    Some in government close their eyes to these industries because of their deep pockets; but vote against programs that help taxpayers. The money saved by making them adhere to cleaning up their messes on taxpayer dollars can shore up Social Security, Medicare, and affordable healthcare and housing. And a cleaner environment will reduce medical costs in areas affected by these disasters.
  • Jane Grove
    signed 2024-07-24 12:23:19 -0400
  • Elizabeth Grant
    signed 2024-07-24 12:20:12 -0400
  • Robert Duy
    signed 2024-07-24 12:04:43 -0400
  • Sarah Fisher
    signed via 2024-07-24 12:02:16 -0400
  • Tom Thompson
    signed 2024-07-24 11:49:25 -0400
  • Ruth Lewis
    signed 2024-07-24 11:35:47 -0400
    Unbelievable that we would even consider allowing this pipeline to endanger the Great Lakes—source of drinking water for millions of people, critical wildlife habitat, protected by Tribal Treaty rights, critical to the regional economy—all endangered by this pipeline. You must revoke the permit for this dangerous and outdated pipeline and not allow it to be replaced. We must protect the Great Lakes and our climate from more damage by the fossil fuel industry. And anyone who would believe Enbridge Energy’s so-called protection measures has their head in the sand.

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