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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 and old pipelines. Don't let Big Oil use the crisis in Ukraine to keep Line 5 flowing.

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 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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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 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 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 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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  • Zoe Johnson
    signed 2022-04-03 16:38:40 -0400
    I am a member the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, one of the 12 federally recognized tribes in the state of Michigan. The Straits of Mackinac hold immense importance to the Anishinaabeg people, spiritually, culturally, and historically. The 1836 Treaty of Washington, which both my ancestors and your predecessors signed, guarantees the Anishinaabe peoples reservation lands and forever access to all natural resources, including fishing and hunting rights. This by default and common sense extends to the waters of the Great Lakes and the necessity of their continual health necessary to sustain our native fish populations in order to carry out said treaty promise.

    The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (as well as the majority of the other federally recognized tribes of Michigan) has passed an official resolution (Resolution 2021-38) denouncing pipeline operations in the Straits of Mackinac and calling for a safe and thorough decommissioning of the pipeline—the full text of which I will put at the bottom of this message.

    Your constitution of the United States describes treaties as such: “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby.”

    By all measurements of merit, logistically, environmentally, morally, legally, and ethically, you are called upon to uphold the past by upholding treaty law and secure the future for all in the Great Lakes region by working to decommission Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

    Mii iw. Chi-miigwech.

    Thank you very much.




    Full Text of Resolution 2021-38 from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians:



    " To Protect the Straits of Mackinac as a Traditional Cultural Property Site WHEREAS, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Sault Tribe) is a federally recognized tribe and invested with inherent sovereignty and right to self-governance;

    and WHEREAS, the Sault Tribe is signatory to the 1836 Treaty of Washington which ceded the use of land that allowed for the formation of the State of Michigan;

    and WHEREAS, the 1836 Treaty of Washington reserved usufructuary rights in perpetuity, such rights to include hunting and gathering and the rights of usual occupancy, to the native peoples signatory to the treaty;

    and WHEREAS the Tribal Board of the Sault Tribe is in support of the Sault Tribe’s Language and Cultural Department and Environmental Department compiling preliminary research that will be used to support the protection of tribal cultural, historical, and natural resources;

    and WHEREAS the Enbridge Line 5 twin pipelines and its proposed tunnel lie within the terrestrial and submerged bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac;

    and WHEREAS the Sault Tribe never ceded control of the lakes or lake bottomlands to any other government entity in the Treaty of Washington or any other treaty of cession;

    and WHEREAS the Straits of Mackinac, including the waters, the terrestrial ecosystems adjacent to the waters, and the submerged bottomlands, as the heart of Turtle Island in the middle of the Great Lakes, has significant culture, history, and identity to the Sault Tribe;

    and WHEREAS the Sault Tribe Board of Directors supports the designation of the Straits of Mackinac and its submerged bottomlands as a “Traditional Cultural Property” site with significant culture,

    history, and identity,

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians does hereby, as follows:

    1) Direct the Sault Tribe Language and Cultural Department and Environmental Department to compile preliminary research for the area around the Enbridge Line 5 twin pipelines and the proposed tunnel project in order to protect the traditional cultural and historic resources of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and further

    2) Direct the Sault Tribe Language and Cultural Department and Environmental Department to submit the information to the US Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies for formal designation as a Traditional Cultural Property site.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairperson and Treasurer, are authorized to execute any and all documents necessary to carry out the intent of this resolution.

    C E R T I F I C A T I O N

    We, the undersigned, as Chairperson and Secretary of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, hereby certify that the Board of Directors is composed of 13 members, of whom __13___ members constituting a quorum were present at a meeting thereof duly called, noticed, convened, and held on the _2nd____ day of _February_____________ 2021; that the foregoing resolution was duly adopted at said meeting by an affirmative vote of _12____ members for, ___0__ members against, _0____ members abstaining, and that said resolution has not been rescinded or amended in any way."
  • Russ Ziegler
    signed 2022-04-03 16:30:01 -0400
  • Abbey Antonetz
    signed via 2022-04-03 16:28:04 -0400
  • Pamela Brocious
    signed 2022-04-03 16:21:30 -0400
  • Cynthia Dudley
    @serecindra tweeted link to this page. 2022-04-03 16:20:54 -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=55126
  • Cynthia Dudley
    signed 2022-04-03 16:20:46 -0400
  • e kadera
    signed 2022-04-03 16:20:25 -0400
  • Esther Allman
    signed 2022-04-03 16:20:12 -0400
  • Roger Harms
    signed 2022-04-03 16:12:40 -0400
  • Barbara Delgado
    signed 2022-04-03 16:08:42 -0400
  • michelle graves
    signed 2022-04-03 16:04:09 -0400
  • Gabriela Romanow
    signed 2022-04-03 15:59:37 -0400
  • Bert Greenberg
    signed 2022-04-03 15:58:38 -0400
  • Serge Schillio
    signed 2022-04-03 15:44:01 -0400
    Please support Governor Whitmer and don’t allow Enbridge and the oil industry “trump” up excuses and fantasies to keep this Line 5 going and flowing in Michigan
  • Lynette Rynders
    signed 2022-04-03 15:38:43 -0400
  • Thea Sames
    signed 2022-04-03 15:30:42 -0400
  • Ashley Hanshaw
    signed 2022-04-03 15:30:17 -0400
  • David Perk
    signed 2022-04-03 15:27:47 -0400
  • Mary Koss
    signed 2022-04-03 15:27:11 -0400
    This was important before Ukraine and still is.
  • Daniel Henling
    signed 2022-04-03 15:26:11 -0400
  • Martha Brown
    signed 2022-04-03 15:25:44 -0400
  • Gabrielle Arnold
    signed 2022-04-03 15:25:05 -0400
    Don’t let Enbridge jeopardize the wellbeing of our future generations!
  • J Kronick
    signed 2022-04-03 15:21:28 -0400
  • Jean Dickelman
    signed 2022-04-03 15:09:07 -0400
  • Aggie Monfette
    signed 2022-04-03 15:03:06 -0400
  • Kathleen Hollingsworth
    signed 2022-04-03 14:55:19 -0400
  • Alex Wolin
    signed 2022-04-03 14:52:38 -0400
    It is time to stop putting profits over people!!!!!!
  • Brad Jolly
    signed 2022-04-03 14:52:07 -0400
  • Andrei Skelly
    signed 2022-04-03 14:49:53 -0400
  • Edie Sadowski
    signed 2022-04-03 14:48:58 -0400

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