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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Jennifer Christensen
    signed 2024-06-17 08:26:31 -0400
  • Robin Tinholt
    signed 2024-06-17 07:07:26 -0400
  • Martin and Sharon McGladdery
    signed 2024-06-16 22:33:44 -0400
  • Ji Montgomery
    signed 2024-06-16 20:46:05 -0400
  • Cynthia Kress
    signed 2024-06-16 19:03:57 -0400
    I live in Northern Michigan and work on Mackinac Island. I cross from Mackinaw City to the island by ferry boat every working day, and I have the opportunity to immerse myself in the beauty of the clean water and the Mackinac Bridge. However, I am well-aware that there is a potentially dangerous 70 year old oil pipeline beneath the water just west of the bridge. If this pipeline were to rupture, oil would spew into the water and destroy everything that I treasure.
  • Demetrius Harrison
    signed 2024-06-16 18:20:30 -0400
  • Helen Moissant
    signed 2024-06-15 23:51:51 -0400
  • Daniel Valley
    signed 2024-06-15 21:47:05 -0400
    Pleased end this madness. Our Great Lakes are to valuable
  • Julia Blake
    signed via 2024-06-15 21:25:38 -0400
  • Debra Pedersen
    signed 2024-06-15 21:22:26 -0400
  • John Hermanson
    signed 2024-06-15 17:34:50 -0400
  • Katie Keith
    signed 2024-06-15 12:21:24 -0400
    Nothing is worse the risk to polluting our great lakes. Pipelines already run through fresh waterways across our entire nation. They are prone to leaks and Enbridge already polluted Kalamazoo and lied about cleaning it up. Why is this business being trusted?!
  • margo wyse
    signed 2024-06-15 09:31:33 -0400
  • Shannon OBrien
    signed 2024-06-15 07:21:26 -0400
    As someone who cares deeply about protecting our planet’s water quality and combating climate change, I am alarmed by the potential environmental risks posed by the Line 5 pipeline reroute.
  • John. Rokas
    signed via 2024-06-15 01:45:18 -0400
  • Elaine Becker
    signed 2024-06-15 01:21:38 -0400
    We ALL need Clean Water!
  • Harriet McCleary
    signed 2024-06-15 00:28:31 -0400
  • Derek Benedict
    signed 2024-06-15 00:26:04 -0400
    NO new fossil Fool projects until Big Oil cleans up their abandoned messes that litter our country!
  • Lucas Holubar
    signed via 2024-06-14 23:16:51 -0400
  • Karen Kawszan
    signed 2024-06-14 23:02:24 -0400
  • Thomas Rewoldt
    signed 2024-06-14 22:54:13 -0400
    End fossil fuel dependence.
  • Lisa Tichenor
    signed 2024-06-14 19:40:43 -0400
  • Roth Woods
    signed via 2024-06-14 19:27:04 -0400
  • Judy Martinez
    signed 2024-06-14 19:25:08 -0400
  • Jodi Rodar
    signed 2024-06-14 17:01:19 -0400
  • Elsa Verderber
    signed 2024-06-14 16:21:50 -0400
    What is all the delay? Stop Enbridge now!

    We live on Lake Michigan and an oil spill would be a disaster for all who love the lake. We already deal with the green algae and drying ale wives on some years. That’s quite enough. Don’t let them ruin our gorgeous lake. Their record of spills should be enough to stop this project before it creates a disaster.
  • Richard Behymer
    signed 2024-06-14 16:04:23 -0400
    CANCEL the Line 5 pipeline – NOW!!!
  • Mackenzie Howell
    signed 2024-06-14 15:23:52 -0400
  • Jennifer Lynn Spirakis Dziurka
    signed 2024-06-14 15:13:40 -0400
  • Catherine Gumtow-farrior
    signed 2024-06-14 15:06:14 -0400

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