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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Diane Rea
    signed 2022-01-06 14:58:56 -0500
    The great lakes are on of the county’s greatest resources. They need protection.
  • Kathleen Kathleen Fernandez
    signed 2022-01-06 14:58:41 -0500
  • Heidi Keswick
    signed via 2022-01-06 14:56:30 -0500
  • Pam Ward
    signed 2022-01-06 14:56:18 -0500
  • Robert Strissel
    signed 2022-01-06 14:55:52 -0500
  • Lisa M Pisano
    signed 2022-01-06 14:55:30 -0500
  • Anne Pavlic
    signed 2022-01-06 14:55:14 -0500
  • Mary T. Danhauer
    @danhauer_t tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-06 14:55:12 -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=103232
  • Patrick Huey
    signed 2022-01-06 14:54:58 -0500
  • Mary Danhauer
    signed 2022-01-06 14:54:58 -0500
  • Elaine Maher
    signed 2022-01-06 14:54:51 -0500
  • Yvonne DeLuna
    signed 2022-01-06 14:54:33 -0500
  • Linda Coyne
    signed 2022-01-06 14:54:21 -0500
  • Diana Denooy-Aguirre
    signed 2022-01-06 14:53:48 -0500
  • Heidi Wester
    signed 2022-01-06 14:53:40 -0500
  • Sarah Gurney
    @gurndoggers tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-06 14:53:34 -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=103231
  • Kelsey Brodt
    signed 2022-01-06 14:53:28 -0500
  • Sarah Gurney
    signed 2022-01-06 14:53:19 -0500
  • Jared Brenner
    signed 2022-01-06 14:53:13 -0500
  • Loren L. Wolf
    signed 2022-01-06 14:52:57 -0500
    The choice is simple…either trust a company that is wrought with oil spill disasters and failed promises, or eliminate the possibility of an unprecedented environmental disaster by shutting down an age compromised, decrepit, pipeline that, when it ruptures, will devastate and foul the waters of one of our most sacred natural treasures…the Great Lakes. SHUT DOWN PIPELINE #5!!!
  • Tobey Thatcher
    signed 2022-01-06 14:52:51 -0500
  • Melissa Fleming
    signed 2022-01-06 14:52:11 -0500
  • Pat Wolff
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:59 -0500
  • Eric Hensgen
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:58 -0500
    I appreciate all that your administration has done to help ensure a better environment for future generations. Please take action to halt the Line 5 pipeline as the next action in you administrations wonderful legacy.
  • B Barron
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:56 -0500
  • Tara Strand
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:42 -0500
  • Pawiter Parhar
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:23 -0500
  • Nancy OByrne
    signed 2022-01-06 14:50:59 -0500
  • Marlene Bahr
    signed 2022-01-06 14:50:40 -0500
  • William Brooks
    signed 2022-01-06 14:49:18 -0500

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