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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Kate Miller
    signed via 2024-01-30 20:37:09 -0500
  • Kathryn Clouse
    signed via 2024-01-30 16:55:26 -0500
  • Lori Coleman
    signed via 2024-01-30 16:20:13 -0500
  • Sirianna Blanck
    signed 2024-01-30 15:25:28 -0500
  • Faith Schoon
    signed 2024-01-30 14:19:08 -0500
  • Linda Neumann
    signed via 2024-01-30 13:51:15 -0500
  • Alexander Walsh
    signed 2024-01-30 11:33:23 -0500
  • Christine Flagler
    signed via 2024-01-30 11:16:04 -0500
    Lake Michigan is very precious to my family and to me. The pipeline is endangering its beauty every minute that it is allowed to continue.Please keep our beloved Lake safe!
  • Nancy Laura Morales
    signed via 2024-01-30 10:44:44 -0500
    PLEASE protect our freshwater and natural resources!
  • Cheryl Chapman
    signed via 2024-01-30 10:43:19 -0500
  • Mickey Burns
    signed via 2024-01-30 10:31:09 -0500
    I don’t want more oil in Lakes Michigan & Huron so

    do the right thing shut down Line 5 .
  • Jean Radin
    signed 2024-01-30 09:35:39 -0500
  • Izzy khapoya
    signed via 2024-01-30 08:55:40 -0500
  • Sarah Chatterley
    signed via 2024-01-30 08:34:08 -0500
  • Ty Buffington
    signed via 2024-01-30 08:26:49 -0500
  • Claudia Revilla
    signed 2024-01-30 07:03:19 -0500
  • Anne Reader
    signed 2024-01-29 19:09:10 -0500
  • Madison Dix
    signed via 2024-01-29 17:31:30 -0500
    The Great Lakes contain 20% of the WORLD’s available fresh water. Life doesn’t exist on Earth without fresh water. Humans cannot exist anywhere without fresh water. We survived without oil before, we have never survived without water. PROTECT THE WATER.
  • Nancy Nordfjord
    signed 2024-01-29 15:46:39 -0500
    A 60+ year old pipeline under beautiful, clean Lake Huron, connected to other Great Lakes is too great a risk to our environment and well being.
  • DeNell Benner
    signed via 2024-01-28 20:49:06 -0500
  • Anne Throop
    signed via 2024-01-28 16:30:43 -0500
  • Richard Scott
    signed via 2024-01-28 15:29:38 -0500
    Have spoken to state representatives and at many local events.

    The aging multiple dented not secure pipe is at risk to breaking the leak would be catastrophic
  • Ruth Ann Pace
    signed 2024-01-28 14:32:24 -0500
    Shut down line 5. VOTE TO PRESERVE OUR GREAT LAKES, not for greed of Embridge
  • Eryn Grupido
    signed via 2024-01-28 13:40:11 -0500
    I live in Michigan, I’ve lived on Mackinac Island, in the Great Lake of Huron. These waters are as much a part of Michigan as they are their own space. As much a part of our culture and our lives as the neighborhoods we walk in. Every time I see a petition to end the agreement for this pipeline I sign it. It’s been a decade since it was brought to my attention and I don’t understand what could be more important than protecting the largest source of freshwater the U.S. has access to. This isn’t just an anti-oil petition, it’s a common sense one. We’ve seen the disasters that can happen where water and the oil industry meet. Why wait for the worst case scenario? Why not take action to end the next disaster before it happens? Give our state the right to end all ties and close this line down.
  • William Snider
    signed 2024-01-28 13:19:16 -0500
  • Carol Christensen
    signed 2024-01-28 12:47:02 -0500
    We need the weight of the federal government to help our governor remove Line 5. Let’s get this done before there is a disaster that will make others pale in comparison.
  • Liz Bode
    signed via 2024-01-28 11:29:32 -0500
    The Great Lakes are an important waterway system and our planet’s health is reflective of the health of these precious lakes!
  • Wendy Dailey
    signed via 2024-01-28 11:11:31 -0500
  • Lisa Hesse
    signed 2024-01-28 10:57:25 -0500
  • Michele Miller-Hansen
    signed via 2024-01-28 09:49:31 -0500
    We must continue to protect The Great Lakes and it’s critical resources – fresh water.

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