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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Jonathan Ertelt
    signed 2022-01-06 16:26:53 -0500
  • Lorrie Ogren
    signed 2022-01-06 16:26:30 -0500
    Please don’t allow these ticking time bombs anywhere near our precious Great freshwater Lakes. These waters are irreplacable, and not to be placed at risk for the outdated, ruinous transportation of oil pipelines. Please protect these waterways!!!!
  • Katharine Stark
    signed 2022-01-06 16:25:04 -0500
  • Durdaana Rinderknecht
    signed 2022-01-06 16:23:25 -0500
  • Charlie Burns
    signed 2022-01-06 16:23:12 -0500
  • Kathleen Massanari
    signed 2022-01-06 16:23:01 -0500
  • Mardy Weinstein
    signed 2022-01-06 16:22:43 -0500
  • James Dawson
    signed 2022-01-06 16:22:00 -0500
  • Susan P. Walp
    signed 2022-01-06 16:21:27 -0500
  • Lynn Spensley
    signed 2022-01-06 16:21:18 -0500
    I grew up on the Great Lakes and cherish them in there current state. No oil needed.
  • Christie M. Schatz
    signed 2022-01-06 16:20:54 -0500
  • Emily Bovee
    signed 2022-01-06 16:20:20 -0500
  • Kelly Begnoche
    signed 2022-01-06 16:18:57 -0500
  • Don Pew
    signed 2022-01-06 16:18:36 -0500
    Also, Trump should be behind bars, Assange freed, and the embargo on Cuba lifted.
  • Kathy Kristofice
    signed 2022-01-06 16:18:31 -0500
  • Mary Onufer
    signed 2022-01-06 16:18:24 -0500
  • Ron Howard
    signed 2022-01-06 16:18:08 -0500
  • Patricia Jernigan
    signed 2022-01-06 16:16:51 -0500
  • Mary Underwood
    signed 2022-01-06 16:16:15 -0500
    It’s critical we get this done!
  • Carl Dawson
    signed 2022-01-06 16:16:03 -0500
  • Marge Loberger
    signed 2022-01-06 16:16:00 -0500
  • Ilze Hammersley
    signed 2022-01-06 16:15:15 -0500
  • Probyn Gregory
    signed 2022-01-06 16:15:09 -0500
  • Walter Elmore
    signed via 2022-01-06 16:15:01 -0500
  • Deborah L Steinmetz
    signed 2022-01-06 16:14:49 -0500
  • Faye Rye
    signed 2022-01-06 16:14:34 -0500
  • William Katzin
    signed 2022-01-06 16:13:00 -0500
  • Mark Boik
    signed 2022-01-06 16:12:43 -0500
  • James Flasch
    signed 2022-01-06 16:12:12 -0500
  • Rita Glasscock
    signed 2022-01-06 16:11:53 -0500
    I grew up in an OIL PATCH and I know first hand how OIL KILLS THE SOIL AND CONTAMINATES THE WATER !! WE MUST STOP THIS !!!!

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