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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 drinking water for 40 million people. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous and old pipelines.

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.

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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 the state of Michigan. Enbridge was in violation of that easement from 1968 until it was revoked in 2020.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 Build Back Better transition to a clean energy economy. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration has a duty to protect our water and to 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 Build Back Better transition to a clean energy economy. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration has a duty to protect our water and to start taking action on climate change. Please take these actions today.


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  • Jill Crane
    signed via 2021-12-30 10:05:17 -0500
  • Rimona Livie
    signed 2021-12-30 02:58:12 -0500
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  • Abbey Palte
    signed 2021-12-30 00:23:44 -0500
  • George Marsh
    signed 2021-12-29 22:51:34 -0500
    The recent PBS show on global overheating shows how fossil fuel burning causes pollution that leads to weather catastrophes and worldwide suffering. We must switch to green energy ASAP.
  • Jeff Carpenter
    signed 2021-12-29 20:28:19 -0500
  • J. Beverly
    signed 2021-12-29 17:50:50 -0500
  • Vickie Berry
    signed 2021-12-29 16:21:21 -0500
  • Sandra Young
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  • Bev Thompson
    signed via 2021-12-29 15:45:58 -0500
  • Patrick Daniels
    @danielspr1 tweeted link to this page. 2021-12-29 15:14:58 -0500
    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=103100
  • Patrick Daniels
    signed 2021-12-29 15:14:28 -0500
  • Emma Bailey
    signed 2021-12-29 14:59:05 -0500
  • Niles Segerlind
    signed 2021-12-29 13:17:07 -0500
  • Ella Skrocki
    signed 2021-12-29 12:56:52 -0500
  • Evelyn Boghrati
    signed 2021-12-29 12:27:32 -0500
    The Great Lakes are one of Nature’s jewels that we must protect for future generations.
  • Virginia Sturken
    signed 2021-12-29 12:11:30 -0500
  • Bonnita Taylor
    signed via 2021-12-29 11:43:07 -0500
    Line 5 is already years past its estimated functional life. A rupture in the Straits would be disastrous for the Great Lakes, our most precious freshwater source. Please, President Biden, require Enbridge to shut down Line 5 until the company can build a reliable alternative..
  • Michele Cody
    signed 2021-12-29 11:24:38 -0500
    Please care about clean water, a vanishing resource.
  • Elizabeth Wilkerson
    signed 2021-12-29 10:57:38 -0500
  • Martha Dewing
    signed 2021-12-29 10:40:07 -0500
  • Serena Murray
    signed 2021-12-29 10:20:41 -0500
    Please do all you can too avert further climate chaos and stop oil spill pollution of the Great Lakes.

    Shut down Line 5 NOW.
  • Elizabeth Michaud
    signed 2021-12-29 10:13:32 -0500
  • David Conzett
    signed 2021-12-29 09:51:44 -0500
  • Brenda Frey
    signed 2021-12-29 09:47:02 -0500
  • Joan Limbrick
    signed 2021-12-29 09:16:05 -0500
    PLEASE!!!!!!
  • Jennie Sails
    signed 2021-12-29 09:10:38 -0500
  • Phyllis Heagney
    signed 2021-12-29 09:09:30 -0500
  • Wendy Ray
    signed 2021-12-29 09:03:42 -0500

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