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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Jessica Logan
    signed 2022-01-06 18:08:31 -0500
    Our water system needs to be protected. Oil should be no where near it. This is for generations to come.
  • Steven Uyenishi
    signed 2022-01-06 18:06:44 -0500
  • Doreen Kresnak
    signed 2022-01-06 18:06:35 -0500
    President Biden our natural beauty in Michigan is so pristine – to have an expired pipeline remain open is playing Russian roulette with our lifestyle- please shut line five down immediately!!
  • Linda Dunigan
    signed 2022-01-06 18:06:07 -0500
  • Janet Carey
    signed 2022-01-06 18:05:23 -0500
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    signed 2022-01-06 18:04:32 -0500
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    signed 2022-01-06 17:56:32 -0500
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  • Orvel MacDonald
    signed 2022-01-06 17:52:24 -0500
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    signed 2022-01-06 17:51:41 -0500
  • Lisa Barrett
    signed 2022-01-06 17:49:36 -0500
  • John Sunde
    signed 2022-01-06 17:49:31 -0500
  • Carolynn Kohout
    signed 2022-01-06 17:48:14 -0500
    SEIU Local 503 Climate Justice Committee member
  • Kathryn Kavanagh
    signed 2022-01-06 17:48:02 -0500
    When the pipeline leaks, it will be a huge mess that won’t be entirely cleaned up. Enbridge makes money daily from this pipeline, but won’t millions won’t clean up the mess. Oil and water don’t mix. IT WILL BE A HUGE DISASTER.
  • Maureen Ellis
    signed 2022-01-06 17:48:00 -0500
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    signed 2022-01-06 17:43:07 -0500
  • Susan Sederholm
    signed 2022-01-06 17:42:48 -0500
  • Valerie Groening
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