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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Lisa Oppenheim
    signed 2021-12-07 19:25:27 -0500
  • Carol Shuckra
    signed 2021-12-07 19:24:29 -0500
    The Line 5 Canadian pipeline was built to last 50 yrs. It is now nearly 70 yrs old.

    if it ruptures, it threatens 20% of the world’s fresh water

    thank you
  • Geri Freedman
    signed 2021-12-07 19:18:32 -0500
  • John McCahan
    signed 2021-12-07 19:17:46 -0500
  • Rob Sulewski
    signed 2021-12-07 19:17:18 -0500
  • Christopher Lish
    signed 2021-12-07 19:17:14 -0500
  • Dani Kissel
    signed 2021-12-07 18:18:11 -0500
  • Douglas Holmes
    signed 2021-12-07 17:35:22 -0500
  • Fred Stella
    signed 2021-12-07 17:10:21 -0500
  • Heather Benac
    signed 2021-12-07 15:15:44 -0500
  • Ross Hammersley
    signed 2021-12-07 15:04:25 -0500
  • Boatman Margaret
    signed via 2021-12-07 14:48:10 -0500
  • Andrew Hinz
    signed 2021-12-07 14:44:14 -0500
  • Arthur Hirsch
    signed 2021-12-07 14:00:37 -0500
    Reject the Presidential Permit

    Help !

    Help us protect the Great Lakes
  • June Thaden
    signed 2021-12-07 14:00:34 -0500
    Thanks to everything each person is doing, and will do, to get Line 5 totally out of the Straits of Mackinac.
  • Cassandra Meade
    signed 2021-12-07 12:32:15 -0500
  • Chelsea Meade
    signed 2021-12-07 12:05:30 -0500
  • roddy wares
    signed 2021-12-06 20:14:18 -0500
  • Sarah Mann
    signed via 2021-12-06 13:51:46 -0500
  • Bo` Hillers
    signed via 2021-12-06 13:38:02 -0500
  • Perry Sui
    signed via 2021-12-06 13:34:24 -0500
  • Malaya Caligtan-Tran
    signed via 2021-12-06 13:33:09 -0500
  • Anais Rivero
    signed via 2021-12-06 13:31:49 -0500
  • Kayla Webster
    signed 2021-12-06 13:28:02 -0500
  • Sarah Conn
    signed 2021-12-06 06:40:27 -0500
    I don’t have clean water in flint and I will be damned if my children or community has to go through this again with a preventable oil spill.
  • Mary Ann Baier
    signed 2021-12-06 02:16:50 -0500
  • cortney Trontvet
    signed 2021-12-05 23:22:05 -0500
  • Margaret Mick
    signed 2021-12-05 17:24:37 -0500
  • Brittany Gurney
    signed 2021-12-05 09:31:35 -0500
  • Dan Valley
    signed 2021-12-05 09:29:38 -0500

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