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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Rita Glasscock
    signed 2024-06-14 15:05:53 -0400
    I grew up in an OIL PATCH and I know first hand how OIL KILLS THE SOIL AND CONTAMINATES THE WATER !! WE MUST STOP THIS !!!!
  • Gerard Guarino
    signed via 2024-06-14 15:05:24 -0400
  • Margot Bowden
    signed 2024-06-14 15:02:49 -0400
  • Lucy Hart
    signed 2024-06-14 14:36:36 -0400
  • Cortney Zaret
    signed 2024-06-14 14:20:56 -0400
  • Nora Coyle
    signed 2024-06-14 13:34:25 -0400
  • Elaine Livingston
    signed 2024-06-14 13:30:46 -0400
  • Anne Settanni
    signed 2024-06-14 13:25:55 -0400
  • Carolyn Ryan
    signed 2024-06-14 13:21:24 -0400
  • William O'Brien
    signed 2024-06-14 12:58:43 -0400
  • Pamela Unger
    signed 2024-06-14 12:45:59 -0400
    Fresh water in our country is very limited, perhaps less than 2% of all water. Fracking forever poisons the fresh water that is used. Please stop the transportation of poison.
  • Bev Lips
    signed 2024-06-14 12:27:41 -0400
  • Donald Thompson
    signed 2024-06-14 12:21:55 -0400
  • Lynn Susan Strange
    signed 2024-06-14 12:14:34 -0400
  • Judith Gosz
    signed 2024-06-14 12:05:46 -0400
    I am a great-grandmother concerned for the health and safety of my children who love the beauty and cleanliness of Lake Superior.


    The 70+ year old #5 oil pipeline is a nightmare waiting to happen!!


    Re-routing will only make things worse: crossing even more streams and rivers that all dump into Lake Superior, run through the Bad River reservation, and pollute the biggest supply of fresh water left in N. America.


    Insane!!!


    Do the right thing. . .


    I beg you to stop this disaster from happening.


    Run a proper evaluation of ALL the risks. . .


    This oil is Headed for Canada. . .make it stay there!


    Away from our most precious resource.


    Water is Life
  • Beverly Stowe
    signed 2024-06-14 11:53:00 -0400
  • Elizabeth Balvin
    signed 2024-06-14 11:50:10 -0400
  • Ellen Osborne
    signed 2024-06-14 11:42:10 -0400
  • michael p. earney
    signed 2024-06-14 11:32:13 -0400
  • Gerard Ridella
    signed 2024-06-14 11:25:13 -0400
  • Sherri Hodges
    signed 2024-06-14 11:21:09 -0400
  • Tom Hougham
    signed 2024-06-14 11:08:01 -0400
  • Belinda Colley
    signed 2024-06-14 10:49:30 -0400
  • Barbara Stoloff
    signed 2024-06-14 10:48:46 -0400
  • Robert Kennedy
    signed 2024-06-14 10:39:10 -0400
  • Linda Janota
    signed 2024-06-14 10:36:15 -0400
  • Green Greenwald
    signed 2024-06-14 10:22:18 -0400
  • Jennifer Wolff
    signed 2024-06-14 10:15:59 -0400
  • Ann Sandritter
    signed 2024-06-14 10:12:19 -0400
  • Mark Strunk
    signed 2024-06-14 10:08:54 -0400
    Beginning to Reduce Our Fossile Fuels usage is a great start.

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