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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 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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • J Albert
    signed 2021-12-20 01:11:20 -0500
  • Sandra Collins
    signed 2021-12-19 18:45:01 -0500
  • Ron Collins
    signed 2021-12-19 18:39:26 -0500
    must act now.
  • Lesley Miller
    signed 2021-12-19 17:02:24 -0500
  • Jnet Draper
    signed 2021-12-19 14:00:36 -0500
  • Laurel Mayhew
    signed 2021-12-19 12:37:49 -0500
  • Elliot Thomas
    signed 2021-12-19 11:55:49 -0500
  • Suzanne Marie Zelnik Geldys
    signed 2021-12-19 11:13:37 -0500
    Thank you for your service, President Biden.
  • Michael Callison
    signed via 2021-12-19 10:37:48 -0500
  • John Chronowski
    signed via 2021-12-19 08:57:39 -0500
  • Palen Norma
    signed via 2021-12-18 19:50:57 -0500
  • Ali Palazzolo
    signed via 2021-12-18 16:56:03 -0500
  • Gail White
    signed via 2021-12-17 22:02:58 -0500
    Shut it down
  • Amy Strickland
    signed via 2021-12-17 20:23:14 -0500
  • Emily Anderson
    signed via 2021-12-17 17:55:54 -0500
  • Greg Mikkelson
    signed 2021-12-17 14:57:35 -0500
  • Alexander Pietila
    signed via 2021-12-17 13:14:00 -0500
  • Olivia Gordon
    signed via 2021-12-17 12:48:52 -0500
    Water is life
  • Edward Veenstra
    signed 2021-12-17 12:27:06 -0500
    It should be obvious that protecting the Great Lakes is more important than oil. As a born and raised Michigander I want to protect the lakes for the sake of future generations. Thank you for this petition and the hard work going into fighting for the environment.
  • Gregory Denton
    signed 2021-12-17 02:26:45 -0500
  • MarniDarr
    signed 2021-12-16 15:25:47 -0500
  • John Owens
    signed 2021-12-16 15:02:18 -0500
  • Mark Poletti
    signed 2021-12-16 12:57:31 -0500
  • Ruth Ann Pace
    signed 2021-12-16 12:19:02 -0500
    Shut down line 5. VOTE TO PRESERVE OUR GREAT LAKES, not for greed of Embridge
  • Gabrielle Kuzniak
    signed 2021-12-16 09:35:30 -0500
  • Kim Anderson
    signed 2021-12-15 21:25:15 -0500
  • Ellen Reister
    signed 2021-12-15 16:47:36 -0500
  • Denise Swy
    signed 2021-12-15 15:28:55 -0500
  • Sara Habbo
    signed 2021-12-15 14:32:03 -0500
  • joseph heringlake
    signed 2021-12-15 13:26:53 -0500

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