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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Malcolm Simpson
    signed 2022-01-06 19:36:36 -0500
  • nancy schulman
    signed 2022-01-06 19:36:29 -0500
  • Vicki Kopinski
    signed 2022-01-06 19:35:21 -0500
  • Paul Ghenoiu
    signed 2022-01-06 19:27:48 -0500
  • Tonya Michel
    signed 2022-01-06 19:27:37 -0500
  • Robin Talsma
    signed 2022-01-06 19:23:46 -0500
  • Charles Wieland
    signed 2022-01-06 19:22:57 -0500
  • Ardine Linda Burgess
    signed 2022-01-06 19:22:02 -0500
    This company has not shown due diligence with the pipeline already in place and should not be allowed any part in creating a new venture that could endanger the Great Lakes water system.
  • George Hernandez
    signed 2022-01-06 19:19:55 -0500
  • Dixie Wong
    signed via 2022-01-06 19:16:47 -0500
  • Kevin Slauson
    signed 2022-01-06 19:16:19 -0500
  • Barbara Rentschler
    signed 2022-01-06 19:15:40 -0500
  • Elizabeth DeRose
    signed 2022-01-06 19:15:35 -0500
  • Asano Fertig
    signed 2022-01-06 19:14:45 -0500
  • Charlotte Smith
    signed 2022-01-06 19:14:35 -0500
  • Barbara Lowe
    signed 2022-01-06 19:13:03 -0500
  • Eric West
    signed 2022-01-06 19:10:41 -0500
  • Mark Lundholm
    signed 2022-01-06 19:10:20 -0500
    I worked on the Line 6 spill remediation. Tar sand oil is particularly evil. The sooner we get off petroleum the better. Why continue these projects when we will only have to shut them down in the near future.
  • Diane Jobson
    signed 2022-01-06 19:10:11 -0500
  • James Struble
    signed 2022-01-06 19:08:53 -0500
  • Lorraine Wilson
    signed 2022-01-06 19:08:39 -0500
  • Robert Godwin
    signed 2022-01-06 19:08:19 -0500
  • Mary Lou Popiel
    signed 2022-01-06 19:06:01 -0500
  • Cindy Bowker
    signed 2022-01-06 19:05:08 -0500
    Nothing is more important to life than water. This petition works toward protecting the greatest fresh water asset this country has. We must protect it.
  • J Davis
    signed 2022-01-06 19:04:07 -0500
  • Dolores Arndt
    signed 2022-01-06 19:03:56 -0500
  • James Galvin
    signed 2022-01-06 19:01:34 -0500
  • John Dervin
    signed 2022-01-06 19:00:27 -0500
  • Heidi Dunietz
    signed 2022-01-06 18:59:21 -0500
  • Joan Smith
    signed 2022-01-06 18:59:12 -0500

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