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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Gary Mortensen
    signed 2022-03-10 16:45:47 -0500
  • Marilyn Frarey
    signed 2022-03-10 14:04:39 -0500
    In a time of dwindling aquifers and prolonged droughts it is reckless and negligent to risk fouling the greatest freshwater lakes in our nation. They must be protected. Oil pipeline leaks continue to occur across the country. It is only a matter of time before it happens in the Great Lakes. We must permanently shut the pipeline down.
  • Renee Baumunk
    signed 2022-03-10 13:28:04 -0500
  • Hilene Topper-Bricker
    signed 2022-03-10 11:29:12 -0500
    Please support Gov. Whitmer’s Line 5 shutdown order. The Great Lakes are too precious to expose to a oil spill. We have a recorded history of corporate negligence. We must do the right thing. Thank you.
  • Pepper Bromelmeier
    signed 2022-03-10 11:28:19 -0500
    I saw your speech today! Incredible! I’m so inspired! Part of fulfilling your plan to save our country includes saving our planet from the devastating wrath of climate change and protecting the greatest bodies of fresh water on the planet. We live in Central Lake, Michigan, 5 minutes from our friends at King Orchards, where you and Dr Jill have visited on multiple occasions. Line 5 crosses the Straits of Mackinac only 2 hours north of where you visited. Imagine the devastating effect of an oil spill in the highest quality fresh water in the world! Please use your power to shut this Canadian owned pipeline down.
  • Gail Loverud
    signed 2022-03-10 11:00:53 -0500
    I have fought Enbridge Line 3here in Minnesota for 5 years and they have made many mistakes and tried to hide them. We can’t trust Enbridge to lie more pipelines below out waters again. No more fossil fuels, we must quickly transfer to solar and wind and it can be done.
  • Davis Huber
    signed 2022-03-10 10:25:53 -0500
  • Autumn Sands
    signed 2022-03-10 10:24:50 -0500
  • Marta Swain
    signed via 2022-03-10 09:53:13 -0500
    No amount of oil is worth risking the value of our unique, delicate and irreplaceable Great Lakes ecosystem.
  • Douglas Trevethan
    signed 2022-03-10 09:48:39 -0500
  • Nancy Empson
    signed 2022-03-10 00:37:32 -0500
  • Lauren Wade
    signed 2022-03-09 22:08:46 -0500
  • Antoinette Lucero
    signed 2022-03-09 21:17:41 -0500
  • Hannah Lee
    signed 2022-03-09 21:00:01 -0500
    The data is in, for those who are deluded, blind, or willfully in denial that Line 5 and all others like it are dangerous, dirty, destructive, unnecessary, short-sighted, and the exact opposite of what is best for citizens and for the planet. There is no possible justification for it, bombastic moneyed interests to the contrary notwithstanding. PLEASE stop Line 5, and all other future such projects!
  • Mark Farris
    signed 2022-03-09 20:32:54 -0500
  • David Councilman
    signed 2022-03-09 20:12:26 -0500
  • Amy Kruske
    signed 2022-03-09 20:05:47 -0500
  • Catharine Faye
    signed 2022-03-09 19:36:23 -0500
  • Ben Korman
    signed 2022-03-09 19:34:36 -0500
    There is no reason to risk the lakes. No acceptable percentage of risk given of how monumentally the region would affected if something goes wrong with these pipes.
  • Jennifer Fassbender
    signed 2022-03-09 19:19:31 -0500
  • Hilary Lake
    signed 2022-03-09 19:18:44 -0500
  • Brian Christie
    signed 2022-03-09 18:15:31 -0500
  • Sheila Phillips
    signed 2022-03-09 17:21:39 -0500
    Enbridge does not have a good track record in Michigan. They had a pipeline leak in the Kalamazoo River, which caused significant environmental damage to that area. We cannot afford to take this type of risk with the Great Lakes.
  • Sharon Tee
    signed 2022-03-09 17:20:07 -0500
  • Marion Tidwell
    @Marilat2 tweeted link to this page. 2022-03-09 17:14:39 -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=8406
  • Marion Tidwell
    signed 2022-03-09 17:14:19 -0500
  • Mallory Decker
    signed 2022-03-09 16:35:44 -0500
  • Mary Abbott
    signed 2022-03-09 16:34:22 -0500
  • Patricia Bocanegra
    signed 2022-03-09 16:31:56 -0500
  • Andrea Nelson
    signed 2022-03-09 16:17:15 -0500

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