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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Margaret Barbero
    signed via 2022-02-17 08:46:59 -0500
  • John Forslin
    signed via 2022-02-17 07:57:35 -0500
  • Katrina Ortegs
    signed via 2022-02-17 07:40:55 -0500
  • Tammy Fox
    signed 2022-02-17 07:36:08 -0500
  • Maria Szokolai
    signed via 2022-02-17 06:44:50 -0500
  • Carol Kuczora
    signed via 2022-02-17 01:38:49 -0500
    Given the scientific consensus on progressive climate change, it is suicidal to transport and burn oil.
  • bill Woodbridge
    signed via 2022-02-17 01:16:58 -0500
  • Karen Harrington
    signed via 2022-02-17 00:27:18 -0500
    All pipelines leak, exposing our air, our land, and our children to methane. Now is the time to take a serious stand and stop burning fossil fuels.
  • tori wooldridge
    signed via 2022-02-17 00:02:11 -0500
  • Wendy Alberg
    signed via 2022-02-16 23:54:46 -0500
  • Pakita Leone
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  • Bethany Scully
    signed via 2022-02-16 22:42:20 -0500
  • Cathy Cowan Becker
    @ccbecker271 tweeted link to this page. 2022-02-16 22:33:46 -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=104267
  • Cathy Cowan Becker
    signed via 2022-02-16 22:33:33 -0500
  • Susan McNichols
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  • Sharon Wilson
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  • Tristan de Cande
    @TristandeCande tweeted link to this page. 2022-02-16 21:48:06 -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=104263
  • Tristan Brillet de cande
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  • Carmen Flores
    signed via 2022-02-16 21:39:58 -0500
  • Barbara Brandom
    signed via 2022-02-16 21:38:33 -0500
    Revoke the permit for the Line 5 pipeline. This pipline is too much a threat to drinking water for too many people.
  • Kent Kasper
    signed via 2022-02-16 21:33:52 -0500
  • Sandra Morgan
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  • Jorge L Nina Espinosa
    signed via 2022-02-16 20:46:31 -0500
  • Shaun Ahern
    signed via 2022-02-16 20:20:51 -0500
    Regarding the negative implications for the climate if this is allowed to be built, I or those close to me may be personally impacted.


    My sister lives in the New Orleans area and fortunately moved there years after Hurricane Katrina. However, I am very worried that her, her husband’s, and her friends’ lives will be changed for the worse if there are more frequent and intense hurricanes, like Katrina, in the future resulting from the climate crisis. In fact Hurricane Ida, similar to Katrina, was the mostly recent very powerful hurricane they had to endure That was not the first and unfortunately not the last I will be praying for my sister and her family. If they move to Australia, since her husband is Australian, I’ll have a different worry every time Australia would have an extremely intense and long for that intensive climate crisis-induced heat wave.


    Even closer to home, my hometown of Ankeny, IA suffered on the night of June 30, 2018 a historic 10+-inch flood event in three hours. In the 19 years I have lived in central Iowa, I never witnessed such an intense flash flood event. My family had never had flooding in our home more than a few inches, and that instance we suffered about 30 inches after the power went out. The community is still working to make itself more resilient in response to another similar event at some point, which probably will happen as much I hate to say it.


    I also have been on the front lines as an arborist cleaning up tree storm damage from what I fear to be two climate-induced windstorms in the Midwest only 11 months apart, including the well known August 10, 2020 Derecho storm that spanned the length of it.

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