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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Christine Schmidt
    signed 2024-02-14 18:07:49 -0500
  • Kimberlee Claus
    signed 2024-02-14 17:41:29 -0500
  • Melissa Johnson
    signed 2024-02-14 17:17:07 -0500
  • Thomas Ricobene
    signed 2024-02-14 16:05:42 -0500
  • Charlene Kerchevall
    signed 2024-02-14 15:16:40 -0500
  • Suzanne Cerniglia
    signed 2024-02-14 14:47:02 -0500
  • Allison Rensch
    signed 2024-02-14 14:40:30 -0500
  • Christine Johnson
    signed 2024-02-14 14:37:50 -0500
  • Tom Hougham
    signed 2024-02-14 14:33:41 -0500
  • Brenda Baker
    signed 2024-02-14 14:28:10 -0500
  • Kathleen Mireault
    signed 2024-02-14 14:27:18 -0500
  • Ernest Fulton
    signed 2024-02-14 14:26:31 -0500
  • Carol Spencer
    signed 2024-02-14 10:37:12 -0500
    A spill from Line 5 would have a devastating impact on the Great Lakes, Michigan, and much of the country. Your attention is urgently needed to avoid such a catastrophic event.
  • Lisa James-Novak
    signed 2024-02-13 20:06:18 -0500
  • Autumn Macey
    signed 2024-02-13 16:01:14 -0500
  • Janet Zahn
    signed 2024-02-13 13:42:33 -0500
    Fresh water is the most precious resource we have in the Great Lakes region- and its impacts travel well beyond my state of Michigan. It is horrific to imagine the permanent damage which will occur when Line 5 bursts, which it is destined to do. Please shut it down before disaster happens. It’s a necessary step towards a clean energy future.
  • Cheyanne Link
    signed 2024-02-12 18:09:21 -0500
  • Dorothea Pantelios
    signed 2024-02-12 17:18:43 -0500
  • Joan DeYoung
    signed 2024-02-11 10:39:31 -0500
  • Mary Jo Jarosch
    signed 2024-02-11 09:21:22 -0500
  • Michael Snyder
    signed 2024-02-10 23:48:21 -0500
    Mr. President Please have this very Dangerous Line 5 Shutdown. Please get this done as soon as possible. We are running out of time before this Line 5 Breaks and Destroys the Environment.
  • Amy Smith
    signed via 2024-02-10 13:23:41 -0500
  • John McGarry
    signed 2024-02-10 11:37:25 -0500
  • Shannon Donley
    signed 2024-02-08 15:24:37 -0500
  • Luis Paez-Cano
    signed via 2024-02-07 22:13:00 -0500
  • Nancy Houser-Bluhm
    signed 2024-02-07 12:59:03 -0500
    Shutting down Line 5 is not really about big oil. It is about surrounding state’s economy and livelihood. Water is a tremendous issue in Colorado & the west where I lived for 26 years. I can’t fathom it is allowed to be taken for granted in the Great Lakes region. Shut down Line 5 today!
  • pat andring
    signed via 2024-02-07 12:46:00 -0500
  • Mary Miner
    signed via 2024-02-06 20:13:25 -0500
  • Heidi Feldpausch
    signed via 2024-02-06 10:17:52 -0500
  • Kristin Kopec
    signed 2024-02-05 18:42:02 -0500

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