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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 George
    signed 2021-12-15 12:16:40 -0500
  • Rachel Greuel
    signed 2021-12-15 10:14:49 -0500
  • Barbara Davis
    signed via 2021-12-15 10:07:49 -0500
  • Elizabeth Dell
    signed 2021-12-14 18:52:04 -0500
  • Liv Rollinger
    signed 2021-12-14 18:38:00 -0500
  • Barbara Schneider
    signed via 2021-12-14 17:41:21 -0500
    We must be proactive and not reactive and shut down LINE 5 in the straights of Mackinaw.This line is soon to be 69 year old we must shut it down before it bursts and spills oil into the Great Lakes
  • Robin Friscb-Gleason
    signed 2021-12-14 17:05:02 -0500
    Please revoke the Line 5 permit now!
  • Carolyn Randall
    signed 2021-12-14 16:52:13 -0500
  • Robert Rueter
    signed via 2021-12-14 16:36:18 -0500
  • Jacquelyn Ballance
    signed 2021-12-14 15:59:35 -0500
  • Sunshine Menezes
    signed 2021-12-14 14:57:45 -0500
  • Joanna Rueter
    signed 2021-12-14 14:40:35 -0500
    Please help restore some respect for native land and waters and stop climate destruction!
  • Susan Wheadon
    signed 2021-12-14 14:39:53 -0500
    Please.
  • Susan McGinn
    signed via 2021-12-14 11:49:22 -0500
    Oil and water don’t mix! Please take action to protect the Great Lakes, and to work toward a significant reduction of fossil fuel use.
  • lockwoodp12
    @lockwoodp121 tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-14 11:41:41 -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=102958
  • patrick lockwood
    signed 2021-12-14 11:41:14 -0500
  • Kelly Thayer
    signed 2021-12-14 10:32:03 -0500
  • Phil Ritter
    signed 2021-12-14 10:24:33 -0500
  • Rebecca Fisher
    signed via 2021-12-14 09:49:57 -0500
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  • Jose Hernandez
    signed via 2021-12-14 01:54:13 -0500
  • Mark Pezzati
    signed 2021-12-14 00:14:29 -0500
  • Oscar Psychas
    signed 2021-12-13 23:31:10 -0500
  • Carol Cook
    signed 2021-12-13 23:26:06 -0500
    I was born and raised in Chicago so the Great Lakes are very important to me. Please, protect them!
  • Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
    signed 2021-12-13 23:12:33 -0500
  • Hillary Geller
    signed 2021-12-13 21:57:58 -0500
    Pipelines always spill. We can’t drink oil.
  • Tom Cheetham
    signed 2021-12-13 21:28:50 -0500
  • James Rees
    signed 2021-12-13 21:28:23 -0500

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