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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Maureen Rene Johnson
    signed 2022-01-07 08:25:17 -0500
    The Great Lakes are unique in the world and deserve our protection.
  • Garie Thomas-Bass
    signed 2022-01-07 08:25:16 -0500
  • Ron Shedd
    signed 2022-01-07 08:23:09 -0500
  • Charles Glowicki
    signed 2022-01-07 08:22:17 -0500
    Shut down line 5 and your legacy will live on for generations to come that this was the President who stood up to big business and saved the largest fresh water source in the world from devastation.
  • LuAnne Minette
    signed 2022-01-07 08:21:07 -0500
  • Mike McCool
    signed 2022-01-07 08:16:13 -0500
  • Tim Schmitt
    signed 2022-01-07 08:12:07 -0500
  • Abigail Gindele
    signed 2022-01-07 08:08:56 -0500
  • Liz Roberts
    @robertsliz9 tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-07 08:00:10 -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=94658
  • Elizabeth Roberts
    signed 2022-01-07 07:59:21 -0500
  • Carolyn Faught
    signed via 2022-01-07 07:57:36 -0500
  • Christiane French
    signed 2022-01-07 07:50:21 -0500
    We cannot afford to take any chances with our precious and irreplaceable fresh water lakes. This is IT. Do everything you can President Biden!
  • Jay Richards
    signed 2022-01-07 07:44:55 -0500
  • Janine Barringer
    signed 2022-01-07 07:42:56 -0500
  • Lauren Silinonte
    @laurensilinonte tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-07 07:40:56 -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=93732
  • Lauren Silinonte
    signed via 2022-01-07 07:40:41 -0500
  • Bob Vance
    @SightlineCoach tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-07 07:40:12 -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=35024
  • Bob Vance
    signed 2022-01-07 07:39:41 -0500
    Democrats lose when they sabotage other Democrats
  • Sandra Lynn
    signed 2022-01-07 07:29:34 -0500
  • Michelle Christensen
    signed 2022-01-07 07:29:21 -0500
  • Kathy Harrop
    signed 2022-01-07 07:25:29 -0500
  • Marie Joppich
    signed 2022-01-07 07:17:01 -0500
  • Catherine Goike
    signed 2022-01-07 07:11:55 -0500
    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 the state of Michigan. Enbridge was in violation of that easement from 1968 until it was revoked in 2020.

    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 to start taking action on climate change. Please take these actions today.
  • Jeff Killian
    signed via 2022-01-07 07:03:40 -0500
  • Thomas Mead
    signed 2022-01-07 07:03:39 -0500
  • Terri Wilkerson
    signed 2022-01-07 07:03:34 -0500
    The clear and imminent danger the aging, damaged, unnecessary Line 5 presents – and the proposed tunnel- is completely avoidable! Shut down Line 5 NOW. Protecting our nations largest bodies of fresh water is a matter of top national security.
  • Jessica Johnson
    signed 2022-01-07 06:59:54 -0500
  • Shirley Casterline
    signed 2022-01-07 06:54:56 -0500
  • Rand Friedenfels
    signed 2022-01-07 06:52:34 -0500
    No to dirty oil & enbridge!
  • Dora Aggelaki
    signed 2022-01-07 06:39:04 -0500

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