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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Isabel Cervera
    signed 2022-10-05 05:26:52 -0400
  • Barbara Addis
    signed 2022-10-05 04:55:17 -0400
  • Sean Weaver
    signed 2022-10-05 03:23:43 -0400
    Please take action, Ive got a degree in biochemistry and have worked as part of environmental projects around the globe. I’ve had friends arrested for peacefully protesting. We’re tired of profit and economic growth taking priority over clean air, water, and the health of our environment and children. It feels impossible to have a voice in such a process, and so hopeless to let things continue on as they have. We need change.
  • Terrance Mcfadden
    signed 2022-10-05 03:04:57 -0400
  • Kim Swenka
    signed 2022-10-05 02:44:58 -0400
    IA
  • Janet Ivins
    signed 2022-10-05 01:54:23 -0400
    Please require a full environmental impact evaluation before taking any action on this “5” pipeline. I’m certain this is critically important. A spill would be a disaster of human making. We’ve already destroyed so much water quality and trampled on the Native American’s rights and land and culture. Hold action on this project. Get an honest environmental impact study first and don’t break any more treaties and/ or promises to protect this water, wildlife, and prevent potential tragedy that a pipeline like .#5 could do easily do.
  • Louise Levy
    signed 2022-10-05 01:46:15 -0400
  • Maria Guzman
    signed 2022-10-05 01:14:49 -0400
  • Donna Leavitt
    signed 2022-10-05 01:13:17 -0400
  • Leslie Smith
    signed 2022-10-05 00:47:28 -0400
  • Kathy Flocco-mcmaster
    signed 2022-10-05 00:46:58 -0400
  • Sharon Parshall
    signed 2022-10-05 00:29:58 -0400
  • Jane White
    signed 2022-10-05 00:16:44 -0400
  • Ralph Bocchetti
    signed 2022-10-05 00:09:53 -0400
  • Patricia Gildea
    signed 2022-10-04 23:56:14 -0400
  • Carol Masuda
    signed 2022-10-04 23:46:26 -0400
    President Biden, please shut down line 5.
  • Victoria Shih
    signed 2022-10-04 23:06:02 -0400
  • Steve Sketo
    signed 2022-10-04 23:00:17 -0400
  • Lee Rhoads
    signed via 2022-10-04 22:53:08 -0400
  • Jean M Smith
    signed 2022-10-04 22:46:26 -0400
  • Marge Ferrance
    signed 2022-10-04 22:45:21 -0400
  • Diana Kolaski
    @DianaKolaski tweeted link to this page. 2022-10-04 22:38:18 -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=101111
  • Denise Neuzil
    signed 2022-10-04 22:36:32 -0400
  • Judy Colgero
    signed 2022-10-04 22:27:04 -0400
  • Gregory Reingruber
    signed 2022-10-04 22:06:38 -0400
  • Mana Iluna
    signed 2022-10-04 21:50:26 -0400
    Don’t let the Great Lakes be ruined by your ruinous plan for the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. Thank you.
  • David Garrett
    signed 2022-10-04 21:42:05 -0400
    We need renewable sources of energy yesterday.
  • Dawn Tunno
    signed 2022-10-04 21:37:02 -0400
  • Carol Miller
    signed 2022-10-04 21:34:58 -0400
  • Jimmie Lunsford
    signed 2022-10-04 21:29:04 -0400

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