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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Debra Cameron
    signed 2024-02-16 05:26:15 -0500
  • Nancy Pope
    signed 2024-02-16 00:07:04 -0500
  • Dr John Brooks
    signed 2024-02-15 19:48:45 -0500
  • David M Harman
    signed 2024-02-15 18:24:03 -0500
  • Barbara Jacobsen
    signed 2024-02-15 18:16:48 -0500
  • Jonna Johnson
    signed 2024-02-15 16:29:42 -0500
  • Cesar Raposo
    signed 2024-02-15 16:29:29 -0500
  • Jesse LoVasco
    signed via 2024-02-15 16:23:59 -0500
    There is no other year or time to do this. Please revoke the permit for Line 5.

    Jesse LoVasco
  • Cora Dolley
    signed 2024-02-15 15:44:24 -0500
    Please save the Great Lakes for our children.
  • Carol Blackburn
    signed 2024-02-15 15:26:32 -0500
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  • Stewart Grudzien
    signed 2024-02-15 13:13:45 -0500
    Less than 1% of the dangerous fluid stays in Michigan. We have all the Risk!!! The cost to Michigan could be 6 billion dollars to clean up, Why are we assuming this risk??? Shut it down!!! Now!!!
  • Kim Soss
    signed 2024-02-15 13:09:27 -0500
  • Tammy Warren
    signed 2024-02-15 12:14:20 -0500
  • Scott Susalla
    signed 2024-02-15 11:32:15 -0500
    There has been a new Enbridge Camera Tower erected on the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge bypassed getting proper permits, no Zoning or Public hearings needed per Cheboygan County?!? The property is zoned for Protected Lakes and Streams. Huge metal chain link fence with barbed wire by the water at a campgrounds?!?!
  • Marcia Curran
    signed 2024-02-15 11:22:02 -0500
  • Marsha Reeves
    signed 2024-02-15 11:21:59 -0500
  • Dale Steichen
    signed 2024-02-15 10:56:41 -0500
  • Donna Gabehart
    signed via 2024-02-15 10:21:00 -0500
  • Paul Chadwick
    signed 2024-02-15 10:16:29 -0500
  • Rebecca Richardson
    signed 2024-02-15 10:15:47 -0500
    That old pipeline will fail soon. Shut it down, please. I grew up with coal and coal ash and coal tar in Appalachia. All of the fossil business is FILTHY AND POISONOUS. PLEASE SHUT DOWN ENBRIDGE.
  • Charles Amann
    signed 2024-02-15 10:15:29 -0500
  • Joychine Eaglin
    signed 2024-02-15 10:12:57 -0500
  • William Northway
    signed 2024-02-15 10:02:59 -0500
    I am and have been a big supporter of Joe Biden through the decades and have written and mailed letters regarding my concerns regarding the quality of water, especially having to do with CONTAMINATING ELECTIVELY our region of this terrarium in which we live. Please help keep it clean.
  • Nancy Mccormick
    signed 2024-02-15 09:57:40 -0500
    Please protect the Great Lakes water system from oil contamination.
  • Judith c Brock
    signed 2024-02-15 09:43:33 -0500
  • Rocio Luparello
    signed 2024-02-15 09:30:33 -0500
  • Lisa Hine
    signed 2024-02-15 09:26:45 -0500
  • Marilyn Conrad
    signed 2024-02-15 09:26:22 -0500
  • Christine Muldoon
    signed 2024-02-15 09:19:06 -0500
    Lake Michigan ’s Line 5 is an anachronism as it promotes the use of fossil fuels. In addition, It is more than dangerous. When, NOT IF, it fails it will be a global catastrophe of unparalleled proportion.


    Please address this horrendous situation and take action to protect our sacred water.
  • Marcia Lindler
    signed 2024-02-15 09:06:54 -0500

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