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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Marilyn Painter
    signed 2022-01-06 18:45:43 -0500
  • Alexia Ferranti-Neilson
    signed 2022-01-06 18:45:34 -0500
  • Eugene Flannery
    signed 2022-01-06 18:44:35 -0500
  • Paul Martin
    signed 2022-01-06 18:44:32 -0500
  • Thomas Shehigian
    signed 2022-01-06 18:43:09 -0500
    Enbridge is not at all concerned with our state, National or human Interests. Having lived in Marshall, MI during the 2010 spill I have no trust for Enbridge or their ability to contain an oil spill.
  • Pam Barker
    signed 2022-01-06 18:41:51 -0500
  • Michele LaPorte
    signed 2022-01-06 18:41:03 -0500
  • Sheila Bolda
    signed 2022-01-06 18:33:55 -0500
    I have lived in and around the Great Lakes my whole life, they are a sacred natural and National treasure and should be protected from harmful chemical spills to the fullest extent of the law. Please help us preserve and protect these sacred waters that mean so much to millions of people, especially the indigenous tribes who have revered them for eons.
  • Dave Duffield
    signed 2022-01-06 18:33:11 -0500
    The safely record of the oil industry is abysmal, especially Enbridge’s!
  • Croitiene Ganmoryn
    signed 2022-01-06 18:32:27 -0500
  • Manley Mallard
    signed 2022-01-06 18:30:54 -0500
  • R. Leslie Choi
    signed 2022-01-06 18:30:09 -0500
  • Alice West
    signed 2022-01-06 18:28:00 -0500
  • Hilary Mcgregor
    signed 2022-01-06 18:27:50 -0500
  • Gilles Dubois
    signed 2022-01-06 18:27:11 -0500
  • Mavis Belisle
    signed 2022-01-06 18:26:57 -0500
  • Douglas Chamberlin
    signed 2022-01-06 18:26:13 -0500
    This is clearly not the time to further endanger our environment with the toxic inevitabilities that this pipeline will bring.
  • Pamela Kerr
    signed 2022-01-06 18:26:10 -0500
  • Anne Veraldi
    signed 2022-01-06 18:23:13 -0500
  • Eric Murrock
    signed 2022-01-06 18:21:03 -0500
  • Arly Crawte
    signed 2022-01-06 18:20:52 -0500
  • Me oh
    signed via 2022-01-06 18:17:53 -0500
  • Sandra Terry-Morrison
    signed 2022-01-06 18:17:39 -0500
    Close Line 5 forever, and don’t construct another through our Great Lakes. We still are seeing what Enbridge did to the Kalamazoo River.
  • Susan Wheaton
    signed 2022-01-06 18:17:26 -0500
  • Anna Kornoelje
    signed 2022-01-06 18:14:00 -0500
    We can do better than this ancient pipeline endangering our clean, fresh, irreplaceable water!
  • Paul Kesler
    signed 2022-01-06 18:13:19 -0500
  • Chris Harvey
    signed via 2022-01-06 18:11:46 -0500
  • Anita Alfoldi
    signed 2022-01-06 18:11:20 -0500
  • Kate Kenner
    signed 2022-01-06 18:09:23 -0500
    The only ones who will benefit from Enbridge are those making financial gains. the people who live near there, wildlife, and the environment will all be safe to suffer the negative effects and it is time to stop catering to toxic and invasive projects if we are to get anywhere in the fight against the climate crisis we are in.
  • MaryLu Lockhart
    signed 2022-01-06 18:09:18 -0500

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