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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Emily Wieg
    signed via 2022-01-04 05:45:35 -0500
    No oil spills in my home states amazing Great Lakes! These lakes are places from my childhood memories. Memories I plan to pass down to my children by taking them!
  • Carol Mickelsen
    signed 2022-01-04 04:52:15 -0500
    PLEASE HELP US TRY TO KEEP WHAT’S LEFT OF AMERICA THAT’S ‘WORTH EXPERIENCING’!—‘WORTH EXPERIENCING’!!-?!?-!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!-
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  • Tyler Giles
    signed via 2022-01-04 04:18:03 -0500
    Support our great lakes. After the onslaught to our ecosystem due to the Trump administrations terrible policies, the last thing we need is to take further steps backwards. The world’s largest collection of freshwater is not the place to be running crude oil infrastructure through. It’s just common sense.
  • Lashauna Jett
    signed via 2022-01-04 02:12:59 -0500
    My water in my home has been really bad . I have too boil it to drink it and i live around the great lakes
  • Janette Dean
    signed 2022-01-03 23:38:48 -0500
    It astounds me that President Biden is not backing up and supporting highly-respected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on the urgent need to shut down Line 5 now (and permanently!) nor supporting my MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and so many of us Minnesotans who rejected Line 3 as well! He needs to follow the wisdom of fierce and ethical women now who are protecting our ecosystems that are priceless and under extreme risk plus all the people and wildlife also affected! This planet is not all about us nor political convenience or cowardice.
  • Bren Fries
    signed 2022-01-03 22:22:48 -0500
  • Robert W Lefevre
    signed 2022-01-03 22:20:10 -0500
  • Mathew Mihalus
    signed 2022-01-03 20:02:29 -0500
  • Andria Coutoumanos
    signed via 2022-01-03 19:40:55 -0500
    Thank you for supporting the environment and clean water, our most crucial resource.
  • Lynn Barnes
    signed via 2022-01-03 18:26:18 -0500
  • Beverly Henrion
    signed 2022-01-03 17:53:58 -0500
  • James Bates
    signed 2022-01-03 17:07:46 -0500
    Mr. President, the Great Lakes Sea Cadets have filmed sections of Enbridge’s Line 5 where 100’ spans unsupported over a trench in the Straights of Mackinaw between Lake Michigan and Huron. To continue using Line 5 to process heavy crude is playing Russian roulette with the drinking water of countless communities downstream. Including I believe the City of Chicago. Please let’s stop this disaster before it happens!

    Sincerely

    Jim Bates

    Bates Electric Inc.
  • Georgie Peterson
    signed 2022-01-03 14:47:57 -0500
  • Casey Patnode
    signed 2022-01-03 13:15:23 -0500
    I am a senior medical and public health student – stopping Line 5 is critical to mitigating the greatest global public health threat of climate change, as well as the local health threats of oil spills. This is not even to mention the treaty violations with Indigenous tribes of the region, making the line illegal in the first place.
  • Eden Heavy head
    signed 2022-01-03 11:22:12 -0500
  • Rana Irby
    signed 2022-01-03 08:51:55 -0500
  • Karen Toledo
    signed 2022-01-03 07:59:34 -0500
  • Matthew Burg
    signed 2022-01-03 00:00:13 -0500
    This is the right, safe thing to do for my homestate – please.
  • Katherine Heins
    signed 2022-01-02 23:36:18 -0500
  • Eliani Corriette
    signed 2022-01-02 22:56:57 -0500
  • Monika Sipe
    signed 2022-01-02 20:16:30 -0500
  • MarniDarr
    @marnidarr tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-02 19:26:33 -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=97285
  • Marni Holmes
    signed 2022-01-02 19:26:22 -0500
  • Maura Smale
    signed 2022-01-02 19:02:07 -0500
  • Patrick Madden
    signed 2022-01-02 19:00:42 -0500
  • Dorothy Neff
    signed 2022-01-02 17:20:14 -0500
  • Matt Brzezinski
    signed 2022-01-02 17:19:15 -0500
  • Deborah Cyma
    signed 2022-01-02 15:54:07 -0500
  • Susan Starr
    signed 2022-01-02 15:03:00 -0500
    Destruction of the Great Lakes is NOT an option!
  • Jessica Holman
    signed 2022-01-02 14:34:49 -0500

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