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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • 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
  • Dave Freedman
    signed 2021-12-08 15:58:26 -0500
  • Judith Pollman
    signed 2021-12-08 15:11:39 -0500
  • John Springer
    signed 2021-12-08 15:00:47 -0500
  • Beth Harp
    signed 2021-12-08 14:13:06 -0500
  • Elaine Graves
    signed 2021-12-08 13:57:12 -0500
    Protect our Great Lakes!
  • Thomas J Newhouse
    signed via 2021-12-08 12:37:10 -0500
  • Olyvia Jo Deisher
    signed 2021-12-08 11:37:21 -0500
    I was raised in MI and still spend my vacations there. Because the Great Lakes are such a treasure , we can’t risk this potential pipeline disaster.
  • Wes Hough
    signed 2021-12-08 11:12:30 -0500
  • Wes Hough
    @weshough tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-08 11:08:26 -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=5832
  • Paul Work
    signed 2021-12-08 10:37:05 -0500
  • Julie Geisinger
    @juliegeisinger tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-08 08:23:08 -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=79469
  • Julie Geisinger
    signed 2021-12-08 08:22:57 -0500
  • Justin Minor
    signed 2021-12-08 07:56:12 -0500
  • Linda Lobik
    signed 2021-12-07 21:55:57 -0500
  • Valerie Joy Wright
    signed via 2021-12-07 21:43:41 -0500
  • Valerie Deur
    @DeurValerie tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-07 20:34:44 -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=102799
  • James Gibbs
    signed 2021-12-07 20:23:16 -0500
  • Kathryn Hildebrant
    signed 2021-12-07 20:15:29 -0500
  • Laura Judge
    signed 2021-12-07 20:12:13 -0500
    It doesn’t take a scientist to realize that allowing an almost 70 year old pipeline to run through one of the world’s most precious bodies of fresh water is foolhardy.
  • Nancy Shiffler
    signed 2021-12-07 20:06:02 -0500

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