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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Cassandra Ewert-Lamutt
    signed 2021-12-13 23:12:33 -0500
  • Hillary Geller
    signed 2021-12-13 21:57:58 -0500
    Pipelines always spill. We can’t drink oil.
  • Tom Cheetham
    signed 2021-12-13 21:28:50 -0500
  • James Rees
    signed 2021-12-13 21:28:23 -0500
  • Pete Sikora
    signed 2021-12-13 20:55:50 -0500
  • Rhiannon Gallagher
    signed 2021-12-13 20:27:38 -0500
  • Clark Bullard
    signed 2021-12-13 19:41:24 -0500
  • Leslie Suardini
    signed 2021-12-13 19:27:33 -0500
  • Nicole Panek
    signed 2021-12-13 18:44:02 -0500
  • John Rankin
    signed 2021-12-13 17:54:13 -0500
  • Emmalie Dropkin
    signed via 2021-12-13 16:46:25 -0500
  • MacKenzie Mayo
    signed 2021-12-13 16:40:11 -0500
  • Kelly Barth
    signed 2021-12-13 16:14:32 -0500
  • Felicia Mednick
    signed via 2021-12-13 16:01:52 -0500
  • StevenI Smith
    signed 2021-12-13 14:57:16 -0500
    It’s way past time to show decisive action to save some ofthe future for our children.
  • Karen Wachs
    signed 2021-12-13 14:45:01 -0500
    Please do the right thing and help Michigan shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, an old, damaged Canadian pipeline which not only crosses underwater at the Straits of Mackinac, but also traverses the entire state of Michigan. Enbridge has proven in the past it is not to be trusted, having already been responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in the US in the Kalamazoo River in 2010.
  • John Santamaria
    signed 2021-12-13 14:40:20 -0500
    Revoke the presidential permit for the Line 5 pipeline.
  • Elizabeth Courtney
    signed 2021-12-13 14:39:48 -0500
  • Lisa Gansky
    signed 2021-12-13 14:35:57 -0500
  • Jonathan Maunder
    signed 2021-12-13 14:21:28 -0500
  • John Hinshaw
    signed 2021-12-13 14:09:44 -0500
  • Jonathan Rich
    signed 2021-12-13 13:57:38 -0500
  • Colleen Boland
    signed 2021-12-13 13:50:25 -0500
  • Joshua Armstrong
    signed 2021-12-13 13:44:56 -0500
  • Jessica Gokenbach
    signed 2021-12-13 13:32:26 -0500
  • Danielle Molleur
    signed 2021-12-13 13:30:01 -0500
    I may not live in the state of Michigan, but these decisions effect every person. Leave oil in the ground!
  • Madeleine Charney
    signed via 2021-12-13 13:13:20 -0500
  • christenedejong
    @christenedejong tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-13 12:48:15 -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=102912
  • Christene DeJong
    signed via 2021-12-13 12:48:05 -0500
  • Edith Adams Allison
    signed via 2021-12-13 12:27:26 -0500

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