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President BidenIt's time for President Biden to revoke the presidential pipeline permit and shut down the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline. An oil spill from this unnecessary pipeline in the Great Lakes threatens the drinking water of 40 million people. If it ever gets built, an oil tunnel in 10 years is not a solution to this urgent threat. He must act now to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge's damaged, dangerous, old pipelines. Enbridge experts testified, and other independent reports attest that a pipeline shutdown would have little impact on energy prices.

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 crude oil pipeline. This petition will only share your name and state with the White House. We'll update you 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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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.
  • Prevent improper use of the 1977 Transit Pipeline Treaty with Canada - Canadian attempts to keep Line 5 operating by invoking the Treaty are ill-founded and disingenuous. The 4th article of the treaty allows the exact kind of conduct to protect the environment and public trust resources pursued by Governor Whitmer and the Bad River Band.
  • Follow the global commitment of COP28 to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. Future generations are counting on you.

This administration must 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.
  • Prevent improper use of the 1977 Transit Pipeline Treaty with Canada - Canadian attempts to keep Line 5 operating by invoking the Treaty are ill-founded and disingenuous. The 4th article of the treaty allows the exact kind of conduct to protect the environment and public trust resources pursued by Governor Whitmer and the Bad River Band.
  • Follow the global commitment of COP28 to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. 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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  • Suzanne Miller
    signed 2024-01-24 09:43:49 -0500
  • Dennis Paradee
    signed via 2024-01-24 08:29:51 -0500
    If constructed, this could be an

    Inviting target for a terrorist attack which – if successful – would be devastating to all aquarian lifeforms….
  • Lila Moore
    signed 2024-01-24 08:23:51 -0500
  • Christine Kuthe
    signed 2024-01-24 08:05:00 -0500
  • Henry Homburger
    signed via 2024-01-24 07:56:46 -0500
    Please support our Democratic Governor and help us decommission and shut down Line 5.
  • Dana Howe
    signed via 2024-01-23 23:08:17 -0500
  • Ann Wright-Parsons
    signed 2024-01-23 22:04:06 -0500
    I say NO to the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline..
  • Ryan Montgomery
    signed via 2024-01-23 20:30:58 -0500
  • Mary Ames
    signed 2024-01-23 20:20:17 -0500
  • John Richkus
    signed 2024-01-23 19:01:56 -0500
  • Michelle Flake
    signed 2024-01-23 14:37:04 -0500
  • Janet Howe
    signed via 2024-01-23 12:24:54 -0500
  • Gail Beaver
    signed 2024-01-23 11:11:54 -0500
    It’s hard to believe anyone would allow this pipeline to be built in that location. The construction effects alone could cause a disaster. The changing climate issues in the future cannot be calculated now. Please do not allow this pipeline to be built . Enbridge has the financial wherewithal to find a rational solution.
  • Sarah McCrackin
    signed via 2024-01-23 10:00:36 -0500
  • Marie Coppa
    signed 2024-01-23 09:05:44 -0500
  • Richard Kuehn
    signed 2024-01-23 08:46:00 -0500
    Get the US off OIL
  • Jocelyn Roberts
    signed via 2024-01-23 08:37:39 -0500
  • carolyn howe
    signed via 2024-01-23 08:21:15 -0500
  • Judith Masserang
    signed 2024-01-23 06:01:35 -0500
  • Mary Currie
    signed 2024-01-23 02:25:07 -0500
    Enbridge has a poor record of acknowledging previous spills and cleaning them up in the state of Michigan. I shudder to think of the damage Line 5 would do to a Great Lake. Please stop them.
  • Dean Guy Anderson
    signed 2024-01-22 21:39:38 -0500
  • Jonathan Cloud
    signed 2024-01-22 21:38:21 -0500
    Enough with the pipelines already – let’s just freeze all fossil fuel development where it is today, so that we can have a hope of saving tomorrow.
  • Susan Acton
    signed 2024-01-22 20:52:49 -0500
    You are doing a great job! Please continue with the protection of Michigan’s lakes.
  • Pam A Westerhold
    signed 2024-01-22 20:39:44 -0500
  • Gabriel Stanley
    signed 2024-01-22 20:02:29 -0500
  • Mary Jo DuRivage
    signed 2024-01-22 18:05:54 -0500
    Too scary to keep it
  • Ferne Clements
    signed 2024-01-22 17:34:21 -0500
  • A G Hansen
    signed 2024-01-22 17:26:38 -0500
  • Marcia Meyer
    signed 2024-01-22 16:33:42 -0500
  • Lynda Jo Foley
    signed 2024-01-22 16:10:12 -0500

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