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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • B Barron
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:56 -0500
  • Tara Strand
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:42 -0500
  • Pawiter Parhar
    signed 2022-01-06 14:51:23 -0500
  • Nancy OByrne
    signed 2022-01-06 14:50:59 -0500
  • Marlene Bahr
    signed 2022-01-06 14:50:40 -0500
  • William Brooks
    signed 2022-01-06 14:49:18 -0500
  • Scott Snyder
    signed 2022-01-06 14:48:07 -0500
  • John Kreft
    signed 2022-01-06 14:47:59 -0500
  • Mark Hollinrake
    signed 2022-01-06 14:47:36 -0500
  • William Ryerson
    signed 2022-01-06 14:47:03 -0500
  • Jeanne Witherspoon
    signed 2022-01-06 14:46:54 -0500
  • Victor Escobar
    signed 2022-01-06 14:46:41 -0500
  • Karen Card
    signed via 2022-01-06 14:46:19 -0500
    Please protect our Great Lakes!
  • Sara Pierce
    signed 2022-01-06 14:45:41 -0500
  • Steve Iverson
    signed 2022-01-06 14:45:39 -0500
  • Marjory Keenan
    signed 2022-01-06 14:45:24 -0500
  • Brenda Pickvance
    signed 2022-01-06 14:44:54 -0500
  • Nikki Sobell
    signed 2022-01-06 14:44:24 -0500
  • Rose Marie Wilson
    signed 2022-01-06 14:44:20 -0500
  • Cynthia Zuccaro
    signed 2022-01-06 14:44:17 -0500
  • Cece Samp
    signed 2022-01-06 14:44:01 -0500
  • Kathy Wassmann
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:53 -0500
  • Tracey Katsouros
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:34 -0500
  • Diana Page
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:34 -0500
  • Susan CareyBullard
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:33 -0500
    I have lived in Michigan all my life. Fished, boated, sunbathed, swam, and played with my child, family and friends in and along the Michigan Lakes.

    But more importantly, I drink it’s waters. At what point does oil and it’s byproducts become more valuable than WATER??

    Water, for God sakes. We need it to nourish our bodies, our plants, our animals…it is ridiculous that this even has to be pointed out.

    PROTECT THE WATER, PLEASE!
  • Deborah Schepis
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:15 -0500
  • Miranda Helly
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:02 -0500
  • Reginal Brown
    signed 2022-01-06 14:43:01 -0500
  • Darrell Schmidt
    signed 2022-01-06 14:42:36 -0500
  • Victoria Gershon
    signed 2022-01-06 14:42:04 -0500

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