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President BidenIt's time for President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer's Line 5 shutdown order. An oil spill from the Line 5 oil pipeline in the Great Lakes threatens the drinking water of 40 million people. An oil tunnel in 10 years, if it even ever gets built, is not a solution to this urgent threat. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous and old pipelines. Don't let Big Oil use the crisis in Ukraine to keep Line 5 flowing.

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 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.

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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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.
  • If any treaty negotiations occur between the United States and Canada, Michigan’s Tribal Governments, who have pre-existing treaty rights, must be included directly in the negotiations.
  • Follow through on your global commitment at COP26 of a 45% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2030. Shuttering this operating pipeline is critical to spurring the Build Back Better transition to a clean energy economy. 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.

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.
  • If any treaty negotiations occur between the United States and Canada, Michigan’s Tribal Governments, who have pre-existing treaty rights, must be included directly in the negotiations.
  • Follow through on your global commitment at COP26 of a 45% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2030. Shuttering this operating pipeline is critical to spurring the transition to a clean energy economy. 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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  • Mia Ruiz
    signed 2022-08-01 14:59:51 -0400
  • Anna Avant
    signed 2022-08-01 12:53:50 -0400
  • Julie Dye
    signed via 2022-08-01 10:38:25 -0400
  • Terry Deegan
    signed 2022-08-01 10:32:37 -0400
  • Robin Evert
    signed 2022-08-01 05:50:55 -0400
  • brooke tharp
    signed 2022-07-31 22:28:24 -0400
    Support the people and the environment like you promised during your campaign.
  • Morani Roberson
    signed via 2022-07-31 20:51:01 -0400
  • Jason Skonieczny
    signed 2022-07-31 16:57:07 -0400
  • Dan Robonson
    signed via 2022-07-31 15:18:49 -0400
  • Richard Stuckey
    signed 2022-07-31 15:09:07 -0400
  • Michael Snyder
    signed 2022-07-31 14:38:10 -0400
    Dear President Biden. Like many People in Michigan I have Worked Hard to Support Michigan and the United States. Please Convince or take action to Shutdown Line 5. This Line 5 is way overdue and can break at any time and will effect Environmental, Jobs and cost Billions to clean up. Canada does not care and they have proven this. Canada should never have had Permission to do this. Please take action now before we have an Environmental Disaster that will Destroy the Future of the Great Lakes!!!!!

    Thank You for reviewing this important Plea to save the Great Lakes from A MAJOR DISASTER!!!
  • Aaron Holden
    signed 2022-07-31 13:00:31 -0400
    Save the great lakes! can you imagine a catosphpic failure destroying the great lakes with oil?
  • Bonnie Slayton
    signed 2022-07-31 11:34:31 -0400
    Our Great Lakes have the largest fresh water sand dunes in the world! We need to protect the water, the environment and all the species that live there!

    Why is this being allowed to happen, when an order was sent to shut that pipeline down?!
  • Marta Hegenauer
    signed 2022-07-31 11:20:04 -0400
  • Gabrielle de Gail
    signed 2022-07-31 09:03:38 -0400
  • Tom Roepke
    signed 2022-07-31 01:57:02 -0400
  • Kate Holoka
    signed 2022-07-30 17:52:47 -0400
  • Miranda Wang
    signed 2022-07-30 10:02:06 -0400
  • Mel Hardy
    signed via 2022-07-30 09:35:15 -0400
  • Karol Walker
    signed via 2022-07-30 07:30:35 -0400
  • Leia Burks
    signed via 2022-07-29 23:46:01 -0400
  • Kelsey Fox Bennett Boyd
    @kelseyfoxbb tweeted link to this page. 2022-07-29 21:00:10 -0400
    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=109217
  • Kelsey Boyd
    signed via 2022-07-29 20:59:58 -0400
    What these companies are doing for money is horrendous and in no way supports our country’s success or the preservation of our earth. Please do not wait. This is essential.
  • David Flesher
    signed via 2022-07-29 17:58:22 -0400
  • Nancy Lyles
    signed via 2022-07-29 16:11:59 -0400
  • Jane Bitsicas
    signed 2022-07-29 15:59:14 -0400
  • Cindy Lou Poquette
    signed via 2022-07-29 14:33:35 -0400
    Please support our Governor’s responsible and laudably noble efforts to save our waters.
  • Laura DeGuire
    signed via 2022-07-29 14:33:19 -0400
    Our fresh water is a precious and finite resource. There are no ‘do-overs’ if there is a pipeline oil spill in the Great Lakes … a horrific possibility if we fail to act to protect.
  • Deborah Hawley
    signed via 2022-07-29 13:48:53 -0400
  • Sophia Keller
    signed via 2022-07-29 13:10:40 -0400

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