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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, old pipelines. Enbridge experts testified the pipeline has little impact on gas 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 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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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.
  • 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.

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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  • Ellen McCann
    signed 2022-10-16 23:39:52 -0400
  • Tom Zieber
    signed 2022-10-16 21:05:16 -0400
    It’s bad enough that we continue to rely on dirty fossil fuels especially in the face of the extensive pollution that is created. They have done their job, elevating our society, but now we need to transition to clean energy. At the very least, this pipeline needs to be replaced or upgraded. Better, though, to shut it down completely and permanently.
  • Paul Baits
    signed 2022-10-16 20:08:28 -0400
  • Alyson Mcginty
    signed 2022-10-16 19:20:16 -0400
    This must be prevented for the next generations
  • Mark Blandford
    signed 2022-10-16 19:14:36 -0400
  • Steve Kiffmeyer
    signed 2022-10-16 19:12:40 -0400
  • Mark Bruhy
    signed 2022-10-16 18:34:29 -0400
  • Deborah Wolf
    signed 2022-10-16 17:12:22 -0400
  • Lesley Miller
    signed 2022-10-16 16:51:51 -0400
  • Marlen Schuett
    signed 2022-10-16 16:41:53 -0400
  • Jane Curry
    signed 2022-10-16 16:38:23 -0400
    Why won’t you stop this. Please water and oil do not mix..
  • Marlene S
    signed 2022-10-16 15:58:52 -0400
  • Tom Emmott
    signed 2022-10-16 15:46:39 -0400
    GREED has no boundaries and Enbridge proves that over and over again. Shut down this aging and dangerous pipeline now.


    Tom Emmott

    Traverse City, MI
  • D. Fieri
    signed 2022-10-16 15:31:42 -0400
    The Great Lakes are the largest body of water providing the planet with surface drinking water. Enbridge has proven they are not protecting the Great Lakes -by using out dated pipelines. Enbridge is neglecting they responsibility to protect nature, people and the future . STOP ENBRIDGE AND REQUIRE THEY SHUT DOWN PIPELINE 5 AND REPLACE THE OLD PIPES!!!
  • Sandy Long-Lusk
    signed 2022-10-16 14:53:04 -0400
  • Mary Ann Viveros
    signed 2022-10-16 13:23:27 -0400
  • Todd Snyder
    signed 2022-10-16 12:01:35 -0400
  • Debra Woolrage-Wendt
    signed 2022-10-16 11:48:46 -0400
  • Christina Clayton
    signed 2022-10-16 11:22:43 -0400
  • David Kersten
    signed 2022-10-16 11:17:51 -0400
  • Rosa Villarreal
    signed 2022-10-16 10:56:11 -0400
  • Lisa Tart
    signed 2022-10-16 10:05:00 -0400
  • Belly
    @BellyBobnap tweeted link to this page. 2022-10-16 09:58:41 -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=118726
  • Robert Belknap
    signed 2022-10-16 09:58:30 -0400
  • Kenneth Stewart
    signed 2022-10-16 09:47:41 -0400
  • Allie Polzin
    signed 2022-10-16 09:23:58 -0400
    Protect our water. Water is life!
  • Mike and Susan Raymond
    signed 2022-10-16 09:03:39 -0400
  • Diane Kastel
    signed 2022-10-16 08:14:11 -0400
    It’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, old pipelines. Enbridge experts testified the pipeline has little impact on gas prices.
  • Cassidy Thompson
    signed 2022-10-16 03:57:03 -0400
  • Claire Sullivan
    signed 2022-10-16 02:53:19 -0400

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