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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • 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
  • Joel Huser
    signed 2022-01-06 22:33:43 -0500
  • Donna Drews
    signed 2022-01-06 22:33:21 -0500
    Freshwater is never a resource that should be tampered with. It’s too important to the country and the world. They may try to convince us that the pipeline is safe, but there is no guarantees. This resource is too precious to experiment with.
  • Jack Marshall
    signed 2022-01-06 22:32:53 -0500
  • Patricia Walen
    signed 2022-01-06 22:30:26 -0500
  • Alex Fay
    signed 2022-01-06 22:29:18 -0500
  • Lauren Murdock
    signed 2022-01-06 22:28:25 -0500
  • Nancy Behring
    signed 2022-01-06 22:28:07 -0500
  • Roberta Marine
    signed 2022-01-06 22:27:56 -0500
  • Michael Delvoye
    signed 2022-01-06 22:26:04 -0500
  • Caryl Hodgdon
    signed 2022-01-06 22:25:57 -0500
    There I s no question this must be done. If not there’s some serious explaining to do to the American public. Corporations be damned.
  • Justin Philipps
    signed 2022-01-06 22:20:47 -0500
  • Carla Newberry
    signed 2022-01-06 22:19:16 -0500
  • Claire Donovan
    signed 2022-01-06 22:16:15 -0500
  • Lisa Johnson
    signed 2022-01-06 22:16:06 -0500
    Please protect this precious resource.
  • Lori Rochette
    signed 2022-01-06 22:15:15 -0500
  • Diane M Dillabough
    signed 2022-01-06 22:11:49 -0500
  • Alexa Spiegel
    signed 2022-01-06 22:10:25 -0500
  • Stephen Mitchell
    signed 2022-01-06 22:05:53 -0500
  • Nancy Prena
    signed 2022-01-06 22:03:03 -0500
  • Noah Hanmer
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  • Delilah Ramirez
    signed 2022-01-06 21:59:33 -0500
  • Betty Chan
    signed 2022-01-06 21:50:11 -0500
  • Beverly Barna
    signed 2022-01-06 21:46:59 -0500

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