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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Jamie Green
    signed 2022-01-06 15:36:59 -0500
  • Fred Malo
    @FredMalo7 tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-06 15:36:46 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Urge @POTUS to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Help prevent disaster in the Straits of Mackinac. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_presidential_petition?recruiter_id=103237
  • Fred Malo
    signed 2022-01-06 15:36:11 -0500
    Fouling the Great Lakes with oil would be a crime of unimaginable proportions. It can be prevented.
  • Patrick Cooper-McCann
    signed 2022-01-06 15:35:53 -0500
  • Christie Cierlak
    signed 2022-01-06 15:35:35 -0500
  • Beth Braun
    signed 2022-01-06 15:34:58 -0500
  • Edna Mullen
    signed 2022-01-06 15:34:35 -0500
  • Elizabeth Enright
    signed 2022-01-06 15:34:20 -0500
  • Donna Farris
    signed 2022-01-06 15:34:02 -0500
  • Patricia Linehan
    signed 2022-01-06 15:33:55 -0500
  • Dorothy Tharsing
    signed 2022-01-06 15:33:52 -0500
  • Rita Kovshun
    signed 2022-01-06 15:33:52 -0500
  • Michael Baird
    signed 2022-01-06 15:33:33 -0500
    Put a stop to the danger presented to the Great Lakes by Enbridge and Line 5! Put an end to the constant lies being spread by Enbridge regarding Line 5!

    Protect the Great Lakes – Protect Michigan – SHUT DOWN Line 5 – NOW!
  • Bob O'Neil
    signed 2022-01-06 15:32:44 -0500
  • David Miller
    signed 2022-01-06 15:32:38 -0500
  • jan ebersole
    @JanEbersole tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-06 15:32:33 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION: Urge @POTUS to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Help prevent disaster in the Straits of Mackinac. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_presidential_petition?recruiter_id=82482
  • jan ebersole
    signed 2022-01-06 15:32:27 -0500
  • Cheryl Kacan
    signed 2022-01-06 15:32:26 -0500
  • Daniel Parr
    signed 2022-01-06 15:32:13 -0500
  • jan ebersole
    @JanEbersole tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-06 15:31:28 -0500
    climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Help prevent disaster in the Straits of Mackinac. #shutdownline5 #EvictEnbridge Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_presidential_petition?recruiter_id=82482
  • Michael Kavanaugh
    signed 2022-01-06 15:31:07 -0500
  • Jan Ebersole
    signed 2022-01-06 15:31:02 -0500
  • Joe Tinsley
    signed 2022-01-06 15:30:35 -0500
  • Mark Schubel
    signed 2022-01-06 15:29:29 -0500
    Once the Straits are polluted it’s gone forever!
  • Judy Shuler
    signed 2022-01-06 15:29:07 -0500
  • K L Grenon
    signed 2022-01-06 15:28:30 -0500
    Mr. President,

    If the Great Lakes are not protected from oil spills, the economy and recreation will be doomed. Please act on this.
  • Diane Meyer
    signed 2022-01-06 15:28:16 -0500
    This is crucial for the Great Lakes Region and the whole country.
  • Jillonne Kaufman
    signed 2022-01-06 15:28:06 -0500
  • Marceau Jouett
    signed 2022-01-06 15:27:49 -0500
  • Marilyn Mooshie
    signed 2022-01-06 15:27:09 -0500

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