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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Caroline Sévilla
    signed via 2024-01-28 09:38:59 -0500
  • Leon Misiora
    signed 2024-01-28 09:29:57 -0500
    We must protect The Great Lakes fresh water. Stop companies from polluting the land & water. The toxic dump site on the 94 service drive next to Belleville Lake took in the waste from the train wreck in Ohio- the Dump in Sumpter accepts waste from Canada. You cannot eat fish from the Huron River system. Make All of the polluters Stop and pay for Total Clean Up restocking fish & wildlife.
  • sarah zagar
    signed via 2024-01-28 09:24:52 -0500
  • Amy Starr
    signed 2024-01-28 08:40:06 -0500
    Shut Down Line 5

    No tunnel

    End fossil fuel

    Oil and water don’t mix
  • Carol McPherson
    signed 2024-01-28 07:29:36 -0500
  • Judith Freedman
    signed 2024-01-27 20:41:34 -0500
  • Jack Pribble
    signed 2024-01-27 20:15:12 -0500
  • Amy Robinson
    signed 2024-01-27 18:52:05 -0500
  • Elizabeth Lusk
    signed 2024-01-27 18:49:42 -0500
  • Wendy Martin
    signed 2024-01-27 18:03:53 -0500
    The earth is not ours, we inherit from our children. No pipeline!
  • Rachel Hill
    signed 2024-01-26 17:25:35 -0500
  • Ruth Petzold
    signed 2024-01-26 13:42:48 -0500
    Shut down line 5 immediately!
  • Laurie Macpherson
    signed 2024-01-26 13:29:56 -0500
  • Claire Sullivan
    signed 2024-01-26 05:44:41 -0500
  • Melissa VerDuin
    signed 2024-01-25 23:31:13 -0500
    Shut down line 5 under the Great Lakes!
  • Lisa Maze
    signed 2024-01-25 21:24:57 -0500
  • Cynthia Stevens
    signed 2024-01-25 20:58:10 -0500
  • Laurence Williams
    signed 2024-01-25 16:55:30 -0500
  • Margaret McGrady
    signed 2024-01-25 13:56:05 -0500
    It’s way past time to close Line 5. Let’s get it done NOW!
  • Lindsey Beardslee
    signed 2024-01-25 12:24:04 -0500
  • Noreen Hautala
    signed 2024-01-25 09:33:02 -0500
    We cannot afford to surrender our U.S. sovereignty to Canadian oil and pipeline companies!

    If you are a “climate change” president, stop Line 5, shut down Line 3, and shut down DAPL oil pipelines IMMEDIATELY!
  • Jsoefine Singh
    signed 2024-01-24 14:11:17 -0500
  • Carol Kelly
    signed 2024-01-24 13:04:34 -0500
    The idea of running an oil pipeline under a large body of water definitely is the definition of malarkey. There’s a reason these are called the Great Lakes. Have some respect and reject this project and all other projects that risk the well being of the environment. Don’t be an empty shirt. Be a Great President and protect The Great Lakes.

    If these pipelines break the endless destruction that will occur will be the only thing in the history books that will mention you and that it happened on your watch.
  • Fred Maynard
    signed 2024-01-24 13:01:36 -0500
    There is no long term future in oil! Please push POTUS to revoke Line 5’s permit, have an orderly shutdown and certainly do not burden Michiganders with a pipeline tunnel under he Straits. Frederick Maynard
  • Gloria Kawai
    signed 2024-01-24 12:03:07 -0500
  • George Goldman
    signed 2024-01-24 10:51:16 -0500
  • Patricia Marciniak
    signed 2024-01-24 10:23:48 -0500
  • Cass Charrette
    signed 2024-01-24 10:09:57 -0500
  • Priscilla Hawkins
    signed 2024-01-24 10:08:10 -0500
  • Janet Hayes
    signed 2024-01-24 10:05:34 -0500

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