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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Joel Foster
    signed 2021-12-13 08:43:06 -0500
  • Tim Weed
    signed 2021-12-13 08:41:41 -0500
  • Mary Honis
    signed 2021-12-13 08:41:24 -0500
  • Yogi Lopez
    signed 2021-12-13 02:19:46 -0500
  • Norman Estigoy
    signed 2021-12-13 01:52:17 -0500
  • Ken Nardone
    signed 2021-12-12 21:09:20 -0500
    Pipelines will be the death of us all. End fossil fuel burning now. #Climate Emergency
  • Out of Context Pokemon
    @nocontextpoke tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-12 17:24:28 -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=102847
  • Kris Olsson
    signed 2021-12-12 17:24:12 -0500
  • Gaia Kile
    signed 2021-12-12 16:28:08 -0500
  • Nicki Coutoumanos
    signed via 2021-12-11 14:15:25 -0500
  • Tammy Powers
    signed 2021-12-11 00:46:36 -0500
  • Christine Weber
    signed 2021-12-11 00:21:00 -0500
  • Sylvia Charbarneau
    signed via 2021-12-10 21:10:15 -0500
  • Peter Marinelli
    signed 2021-12-10 16:14:08 -0500
  • Maya Aronoff
    signed 2021-12-10 12:19:56 -0500
    Allowing this pipeline to continue and threaten our largest source of freshwater is not only evil, it’s plain stupid. Governor Whitmer had the Democratic establishment’s back and has weathered the storm of covid, and now the administration is abandoning her and refusing to back her up on removing the pipeline—which will save our planet while creating jobs.
  • Judith Graves
    signed via 2021-12-10 10:58:22 -0500
  • MaryAnne Macy
    signed 2021-12-10 09:15:13 -0500
  • Anthony Beauchamp
    signed 2021-12-09 21:29:33 -0500
  • Lindy Luoma
    signed 2021-12-09 21:05:16 -0500
  • Whitney Roberts
    signed 2021-12-08 21:36:55 -0500
  • Kristy Jensch
    signed 2021-12-08 21:25:33 -0500
    Thank you for seriously considering these actions.
  • Christine H Barsy-Eckman
    @BarsyEckman tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-08 20:43:18 -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=64217
  • Shirley McIntire
    signed 2021-12-08 20:38:28 -0500
  • Joseph Garofalo
    signed via 2021-12-08 19:54:27 -0500
  • Adren Rice
    signed via 2021-12-08 19:52:32 -0500
  • Sarah Peterson
    signed via 2021-12-08 19:48:17 -0500
  • Kelly Eubank
    signed via 2021-12-08 19:47:26 -0500
  • Amy Hubbell
    signed 2021-12-08 19:30:51 -0500
  • Shirley McArdle
    signed via 2021-12-08 18:26:46 -0500
  • Joseph Hanley
    signed 2021-12-08 16:10:41 -0500
    President Biden – Please help protect the Great lakes from the continued operations of Enbridge and their Line 5 that goes through the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge’s track record with addressing their Line 6B spill in the Kalamazoo River in 2010 is poor and their response to the spill was completely inadequate – they will do the same if there is a rupture in Line 5. Thank you. Bill Hanley

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