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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Nancy McGlothlin
    signed 2022-01-02 13:54:18 -0500
  • Gilda Libero
    signed via 2022-01-02 13:17:28 -0500
  • Jonathan L Rhine
    signed 2022-01-02 11:26:51 -0500
  • John Mersereau
    signed 2022-01-02 09:12:35 -0500
  • Michael Glover
    signed 2022-01-02 09:01:53 -0500
  • Kerrie LeBlanc
    signed via 2022-01-02 07:22:08 -0500
  • Ruth Terenzi
    signed via 2022-01-01 21:43:41 -0500
    stop using the Great Lakes like a big toilet
  • Mary Anne Pilette
    signed via 2022-01-01 21:24:55 -0500
  • Diane Ruedemann
    signed via 2022-01-01 15:56:12 -0500
  • E. Marty Chambers
    signed via 2021-12-31 19:14:21 -0500
    Stop asking for money and fix the problem in Michigan
  • Ceci Bauer
    signed 2021-12-31 14:15:58 -0500
  • Jonathan Speigel
    signed 2021-12-31 13:06:58 -0500
    A rupture would be Flint Mi. times a million, what is there to think about?
  • Brooke Bailey
    signed 2021-12-31 08:42:10 -0500
  • Nathan Levin-Aspenson
    signed 2021-12-30 12:45:43 -0500
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    signed 2021-12-30 12:41:57 -0500
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    signed via 2021-12-30 10:05:17 -0500
  • Abbey Palte
    signed 2021-12-30 00:23:44 -0500
  • George Marsh
    signed 2021-12-29 22:51:34 -0500
    The recent PBS show on global overheating shows how fossil fuel burning causes pollution that leads to weather catastrophes and worldwide suffering. We must switch to green energy ASAP.
  • Jeff Carpenter
    signed 2021-12-29 20:28:19 -0500
  • J Beverly
    signed 2021-12-29 17:50:50 -0500
  • Vickie Berry
    signed 2021-12-29 16:21:21 -0500
  • Sandra Young
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  • Bev Thompson
    signed via 2021-12-29 15:45:58 -0500
  • Patrick Daniels
    @danielspr1 tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-29 15:14:58 -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=103100
  • Patrick Daniels
    signed 2021-12-29 15:14:28 -0500
  • Emma Bailey
    signed 2021-12-29 14:59:05 -0500
  • Niles Segerlind
    signed 2021-12-29 13:17:07 -0500
  • Evelyn Boghrati
    signed 2021-12-29 12:27:32 -0500
    The Great Lakes are one of Nature’s jewels that we must protect for future generations.
  • Virginia Sturken
    signed 2021-12-29 12:11:30 -0500

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