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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Virgil Pauls
    signed 2022-01-06 14:22:23 -0500
  • Rae Jones
    signed 2022-01-06 14:22:02 -0500
  • Robert Bennett
    signed 2022-01-06 14:21:55 -0500
  • Juan Saucedo
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  • Janet Rauscher
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  • Matthew Martyn
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  • Kathleen Johnson
    signed 2022-01-06 14:21:16 -0500
  • John Young
    signed 2022-01-06 14:21:09 -0500
    Enbridge has proven untrustworthy in its wheeling’s and dealings on the south most tip of Texas where my wife and I live and doesn’t deserve public trust. It built the Valley Crossing Pipeline through here to take natural gas to Mexico, told FERC that only the last 1,000 feet at the US-Mexico were jurisdictional to FERC and the 130 miles rest of the pipeline was intra-state already permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. But it allows a blending of natural gas from a variety of intra- and interstate lines at a hub, including from a major Enbridge inter-sate line. More recently it told FERC that Valley Crossing couldn’t provide feedgas for the Rio Grande LNG export project targeting our local Port of Brownsville TX because it’s fully subscribed to end users in Mexico. But around August 2021, it announced it would do a Valley Crossing expansion project to provide feedgas for the Texas LNG project also targeting our Port as soon as Texas LNG makes FID and start building its LNG Terminal at our Port.
  • Sherri Hodges
    signed 2022-01-06 14:21:01 -0500
  • Kurt Luttermoser
    signed 2022-01-06 14:20:53 -0500
  • Charles Brumbaugh
    signed 2022-01-06 14:20:53 -0500
  • megan sims
    signed 2022-01-06 14:20:53 -0500
    We all know that these actions are imperative for the health and future of all of our children. Please do what you know to be right!
  • Bruce Knapp
    signed 2022-01-06 14:20:34 -0500
  • Cindy Allison
    signed 2022-01-06 14:19:59 -0500
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  • Jeannie Ruth Finlay-Kochanowski
    signed 2022-01-06 14:17:41 -0500
  • Sarah Birch
    signed 2022-01-06 14:17:19 -0500
    Please save the Great Lakes from big oil. There has to be a way to deliver fossil fuel to home and business without threatening our fresh water.


    Thank youl
  • Dennis Vickery
    signed 2022-01-06 14:17:17 -0500
  • Lorraine Filipek
    signed 2022-01-06 14:17:17 -0500
  • Jeff Morris
    signed 2022-01-06 14:17:06 -0500

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