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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Marianne K Fix
    signed 2022-01-06 16:44:46 -0500
  • Lynnette Gort
    signed 2022-01-06 16:42:34 -0500
  • Sandra Johnstone
    signed 2022-01-06 16:42:24 -0500
  • stacie schatz
    signed via 2022-01-06 16:42:11 -0500
  • Karen Burnett
    signed 2022-01-06 16:38:06 -0500
  • Frederica Cohen
    signed 2022-01-06 16:38:04 -0500
  • Barbara Burton
    signed 2022-01-06 16:37:48 -0500
  • Nicole Card
    signed 2022-01-06 16:37:33 -0500
  • Kaitlyn Kittell
    signed 2022-01-06 16:37:28 -0500
  • Edwina White
    signed 2022-01-06 16:36:52 -0500
    We must do more to avoid climate disaster.
  • Patrycja Giczewska
    signed 2022-01-06 16:35:50 -0500
  • Dorothy Lewis
    signed via 2022-01-06 16:34:59 -0500
  • Gail M Bartlett
    signed 2022-01-06 16:34:12 -0500
  • Allan Campbell
    signed 2022-01-06 16:33:51 -0500
  • Martha Gorak
    signed 2022-01-06 16:32:44 -0500
  • Mary Babineau
    signed 2022-01-06 16:32:18 -0500
  • E.K. Worthington
    signed 2022-01-06 16:30:08 -0500
    How is it that repeatedly the indigenous people whom we have treaties with are always ignored when their lands are being negotiated but those with money can do pretty much anything they want? This culture is one of money is all that is important. The previous administration did any and every thing it wanted that brought money to the wealthy especially when dealing with the climate. The indigenous people are the only people who deal with the climate and environment all the time and aren’t just bought off. The people need to act in their own best interest not in the best interest of Canada.
  • Kate Perry
    signed 2022-01-06 16:29:54 -0500
    These Lakes are a National treasure. If there were an oil spill the water supply, wild life, economy and quality of life would be destroyed. Please close down this pipe line. The consequences of a spill are too great.
  • Jenni McCrea
    signed 2022-01-06 16:28:04 -0500
  • Ellis Woodward
    signed 2022-01-06 16:28:01 -0500
  • Barbara Vandyken
    signed 2022-01-06 16:27:47 -0500
  • Julie Bernstein
    signed 2022-01-06 16:27:24 -0500
    We can’t continue to let the fossil fuel companies drill without any regard for either the destruction to the ecosystems where they are drilling, without regard for their incursion on tribal land or for the longterm climate crisis which they have created.
  • Susan Glass
    signed 2022-01-06 16:27:15 -0500
  • Julie Coleman
    signed 2022-01-06 16:26:56 -0500
  • 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

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