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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Ken Marrison
    signed 2022-07-13 12:24:58 -0400
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  • Whitney Davis
    signed via 2022-07-12 17:23:47 -0400
  • John Brooks
    signed via 2022-07-12 17:12:01 -0400
    This would be a much needed move away from our depdencey on fossil fuels!
  • Mary Nesbitt
    signed via 2022-07-12 13:29:11 -0400
  • Julie Waruszewski
    signed via 2022-07-12 11:18:18 -0400
  • Patricia Gapske
    signed 2022-07-12 10:50:54 -0400
  • Kelsey McLendon
    signed via 2022-07-12 09:52:10 -0400
  • Latifah W Abdullah
    signed 2022-07-12 08:52:54 -0400
    Do Michigan want another Flint?
  • Sara VanHaitsma
    signed via 2022-07-12 08:38:36 -0400
  • Jessica Szczepanowski
    signed via 2022-07-12 07:51:50 -0400
  • Brittany Sullivan
    signed 2022-07-12 04:37:57 -0400
  • Laura Curtis
    signed via 2022-07-12 00:44:10 -0400
  • Loper Julie
    signed via 2022-07-11 22:40:32 -0400
    If we can’t stop polluters with a Democratic President and House, when will we ever? It’s 2022 already! Wake up America!!!
  • Austin Brown
    signed via 2022-07-11 22:24:03 -0400
  • Laura Gardner (she, her)
    @LibrarianMsG tweeted link to this page. 2022-07-11 21:02:37 -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=108791
  • Laura Gardner
    signed 2022-07-11 21:02:25 -0400
    I am horrified by Line 5. It is an old, structurally unsound pipeline and needs to be taken offline!! Please protect the fresh water of the great lakes.
  • Ann Richard
    signed 2022-07-11 20:10:48 -0400
  • Charles Brewster
    signed 2022-07-11 18:31:11 -0400

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