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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Karen Jacques
    signed 2022-01-07 00:30:07 -0500
    Line 5 endangers the water supply provided by the Great Lakes. It also endangers the livability of our planet. We canno afford any more dangerous, leaking, climate catastrophe driving pipe lines. Stop Line 5.
  • Delta Schieke
    signed 2022-01-07 00:24:50 -0500
  • Cynthia Wearn
    signed 2022-01-07 00:19:47 -0500
  • Carissa Welton
    signed 2022-01-07 00:13:26 -0500
  • Alan Linn
    signed 2022-01-07 00:08:47 -0500
  • Shirley Bergman
    signed 2022-01-07 00:01:32 -0500
  • G. Paxton
    signed 2022-01-06 23:54:10 -0500
  • Adrianne Micco
    signed 2022-01-06 23:53:36 -0500
  • Cecilia Culverhouse
    signed 2022-01-06 23:52:29 -0500
  • David Koeller
    signed 2022-01-06 23:50:51 -0500
  • Sandy Dumke
    signed 2022-01-06 23:44:23 -0500
  • Robert Miles
    signed 2022-01-06 23:42:34 -0500
  • E. James Nedeau
    signed 2022-01-06 23:32:44 -0500
  • Madeline Amalphy
    signed 2022-01-06 23:23:34 -0500
  • Chris Guillory
    signed 2022-01-06 23:18:27 -0500
  • Jim Kerner
    signed 2022-01-06 23:14:42 -0500
  • Joanne Sieck
    signed 2022-01-06 23:12:56 -0500
  • Noreen L
    signed 2022-01-06 23:04:49 -0500
  • Jan Boudart
    signed 2022-01-06 23:01:22 -0500
    Jeopardizing the North American Great Lakes with the POSSIBILITY of an oil spill or a nuclear accident makes no sense at all. Don’t count the odds — get rid of the chance that oil or radioactive isotopes will pollute any of the North American Great Lakes
  • Alenda Garner
    signed 2022-01-06 23:01:16 -0500
  • Ellen Sansone
    signed 2022-01-06 22:58:11 -0500
  • Priscilla Martinez
    signed 2022-01-06 22:53:44 -0500
    We need to take better care of what is left of our environment, for people, wildlife, marine life, and plant life.
  • R. Michael Ehr
    signed 2022-01-06 22:52:02 -0500
    The fresh water in the Great Lakes is worth more than all of the oil in the world. Water is life!
  • George Craciun
    signed 2022-01-06 22:51:04 -0500
    This pipeline threatens multiple water bodies and water sources and Public lives and health . It is an abomination and should be decommissioned permanently !
  • Jacci McKenna
    signed 2022-01-06 22:49:43 -0500
  • Charlotte Feck
    signed 2022-01-06 22:45:16 -0500
    Please help
  • Christina Yates
    signed 2022-01-06 22:43:37 -0500
  • Lauri Mannion
    signed 2022-01-06 22:40:57 -0500
    Please shut down Line 5 the 68 year old pipeline that runs under Lake Michigan. Please continue to focus on your commitment of fossil fuel reduction by 2030 and steering toward clear energy. Our children’s children’s children are counting on you.
  • Maxine Clark
    signed 2022-01-06 22:39:08 -0500
  • John Burrows
    signed 2022-01-06 22:34:36 -0500

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