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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Payton Spaller
    signed 2022-03-11 17:29:24 -0500
  • Megan Shutes
    signed 2022-03-11 17:25:15 -0500
  • Jennifer Scull
    signed 2022-03-11 17:07:19 -0500
  • Jady Holland
    signed 2022-03-11 16:57:42 -0500
  • Berta Meserve
    signed 2022-03-11 15:10:45 -0500
    Line 5 pipeline is dangerous to our Great Lakes, 20% of the world’s fresh surface waters. It must be shut down and we cannot have a 99 year lease on a tunnel to house it and still maintain working toward clean energy. It will embolden us to use fossil fuels and produce more carbon pollution well into the future.
  • Andrea Forman
    signed via 2022-03-11 14:50:33 -0500
    I strongly condemn any new oil or gas pipelines as well as fossil fuel extraction. We need to throw all our resources in to renewable energy now to slow climate change and cut off bad governments like Putin’s, Maduro’s and the Saudis. We’re supporting mass murderers when we continue to buy oil and gas from them.
  • Faith Akert
    signed 2022-03-11 14:13:31 -0500
    Fresh Water!
  • Anne Armstrong
    signed 2022-03-11 14:12:48 -0500
  • Jack Sherman
    signed via 2022-03-11 13:58:53 -0500
  • say it straight, i.e. one strong woman
    @bluwndzdancing tweeted link to this page. 2022-03-11 13:28:25 -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=86836
  • Sara Hayes
    signed 2022-03-11 13:28:07 -0500
  • Rudolph Markoe
    signed 2022-03-11 12:28:51 -0500
    Long term, what will be more valuable, water or oil?!
  • Thom Bell
    signed 2022-03-11 11:54:51 -0500
  • Lillianna Valenzuela
    signed 2022-03-11 11:34:55 -0500
    clean water is a human right ‼️
  • Kat Brown
    signed via 2022-03-11 10:15:18 -0500
    We MUST NOT wait for a spill!! We MUST STOP it!
  • Jacque Boivin
    signed via 2022-03-11 10:08:44 -0500
  • Colleen Kaczmarek
    signed via 2022-03-11 09:47:26 -0500
    Please help protect our Great Lakes from special intetests. No amount of oil is worth risking these fresh water treasures. Line 5 is a devastating oil leak waiting to happen. The disruptive and also risky under water tunnel is an asinine “solution” considering our need for clean, renewable energy. If Michigan is going to help lead the way to a future no longer dependent on Big Fossil Fuels (and the wars they inspire or the climate upheavals they have spawned) let’s do it right. Let us not waste a huge amount of time, money and, yes, energy on a tunnel to the past.
  • Lauren Diedrich
    signed 2022-03-11 09:20:53 -0500
    I grew up in the Great Lakes state and I want them to stay great!
  • Sarah Kiley
    signed via 2022-03-10 22:47:59 -0500
  • Mina Kukuk
    signed 2022-03-10 21:26:52 -0500
  • Kathryn Hanratty
    signed 2022-03-10 21:01:06 -0500
    Our water is too precious to risk.
  • Brenda Kennedy
    signed 2022-03-10 20:28:06 -0500
  • Karla Hair
    signed 2022-03-10 19:52:53 -0500
  • Rod Girkin
    signed 2022-03-10 19:30:45 -0500
    Only one planet, only one Great Lakes, be Great and do what"s right. Thanks, keep loving and demand a shut down. No more pipelines. Keep fossil fuels in the ground.
  • Joy Rosenberry Chase
    signed 2022-03-10 18:57:06 -0500
  • Oliver Warner
    signed 2022-03-10 18:25:54 -0500
  • Sister Patricia Meyer, OSF
    signed 2022-03-10 18:23:47 -0500
    protect our beautiful fresh water Great Lakes from the fossil fuel industry
  • Mary de Jonge
    signed 2022-03-10 17:22:52 -0500
  • Nadeen Kieren
    signed 2022-03-10 17:22:49 -0500
    Please helps us protect this great body of fresh water.
  • Diane Morand
    signed 2022-03-10 17:07:52 -0500

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