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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Caitlin Abbas
    signed via 2021-12-21 13:36:48 -0500
  • Barbara Roaslik
    signed 2021-12-21 13:33:43 -0500
    Please protect our water. The next wars will be over water. You know what is good and right and true.
  • Seavey Herron1
    @limelight132 tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-20 20:39:33 -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=103009
  • Tyler Dennison
    signed 2021-12-20 20:39:16 -0500
  • Larry Page
    signed via 2021-12-20 10:20:07 -0500
  • Sally Petrella
    signed 2021-12-20 06:58:54 -0500
  • J Albert
    signed 2021-12-20 01:11:20 -0500
  • Sandra Collins
    signed 2021-12-19 18:45:01 -0500
  • Ron Collins
    signed 2021-12-19 18:39:26 -0500
    must act now.
  • Janet Draper
    signed 2021-12-19 14:00:36 -0500
  • Laurel Mayhew
    signed 2021-12-19 12:37:49 -0500
  • Elliot Thomas
    signed 2021-12-19 11:55:49 -0500
  • Suzanne Zelnik Geldys
    signed 2021-12-19 11:13:37 -0500
    Thank you for your service, President Biden.
  • Michael Callison
    signed via 2021-12-19 10:37:48 -0500
  • John A Chronowski
    signed via 2021-12-19 08:57:39 -0500
  • Palen Norma
    signed via 2021-12-18 19:50:57 -0500
  • Ali Palazzolo
    signed via 2021-12-18 16:56:03 -0500
  • Gail White
    signed via 2021-12-17 22:02:58 -0500
    Shut it down
  • Amy Strickland
    signed via 2021-12-17 20:23:14 -0500
  • Emily Anderson
    signed via 2021-12-17 17:55:54 -0500
  • Greg Mikkelson
    signed 2021-12-17 14:57:35 -0500
  • Alexander Pietila
    signed via 2021-12-17 13:14:00 -0500
  • Olivia Gordon
    signed via 2021-12-17 12:48:52 -0500
    Water is life
  • Edward Veenstra
    signed 2021-12-17 12:27:06 -0500
    It should be obvious that protecting the Great Lakes is more important than oil. As a born and raised Michigander I want to protect the lakes for the sake of future generations. Thank you for this petition and the hard work going into fighting for the environment.
  • Gregory Denton
    signed 2021-12-17 02:26:45 -0500
  • MarniDarr
    signed 2021-12-16 15:25:47 -0500
  • John Owens
    signed 2021-12-16 15:02:18 -0500
  • Mark Poletti
    signed 2021-12-16 12:57:31 -0500
  • Gabrielle Kuzniak
    signed 2021-12-16 09:35:30 -0500
  • Kim Anderson
    signed 2021-12-15 21:25:15 -0500

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