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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Joseph suarez
    signed 2022-09-17 13:23:54 -0400
  • Alicia Jachym
    signed 2022-09-17 11:39:28 -0400
  • Margie Smallfield
    signed 2022-09-17 10:29:57 -0400
  • Lisa Smith
    signed via 2022-09-16 23:42:31 -0400
    Are great lakes need protection from this company that has shown time and time again that they don’t care what they destroy!
  • Theodore Sirotko
    signed 2022-09-16 20:47:13 -0400
    Let’s be active regarding this matter, instead of being reactive after there’s been another disaster. Prevention is best plan!!!
  • Maurice Forget
    signed 2022-09-16 12:40:19 -0400
    Oil is corruption
  • Ira Rabin
    signed 2022-09-16 12:24:50 -0400
  • Jill Waugaman
    signed 2022-09-16 12:14:07 -0400
  • Elizabeth Winston
    signed 2022-09-16 11:36:27 -0400
    The Great Lakes have so many other problems- an oil spill would just add tremendous pollution. Many of us are doing everything we can to support healthy water.
  • Chrisine Gara
    signed 2022-09-16 11:29:09 -0400
  • Terry Wolfe
    signed 2022-09-16 10:54:24 -0400
  • Jennifer Phillips
    signed 2022-09-16 10:18:00 -0400
  • Margaret-Gail Ruhl
    signed 2022-09-16 09:35:27 -0400
  • Calvin Barr
    signed via 2022-09-15 23:55:09 -0400
    No new fossil fuel infrastructure, especially the type that will pollute our Great Lakes. Nothing is more important than protecting our waterways!
  • Jennie Grochowsky
    signed via 2022-09-15 21:13:29 -0400
    I may live in AZ now, but ill never forget the shores of lake michigan frommy home in WI. Please protect it from the hazzards of this pipeline
  • David Edwards
    signed via 2022-09-15 18:26:57 -0400
    Dear Mr. President, I wrote you months ago and received a response regarding climate change. I have seen your push for electric vehicles, etc. Although public transport is much more important, that’s well and good. Good to see more investment in Michigan. But all that work could be hugely undermined if there is any rupture in the pipelines currently rotting under the Great Lakes. Our Governor did all she could to shut them down, but Enbridge has fought tooth and nail to keep this ticking time bomb full of oil under one of our country’s largest sources of freshwater. REVOKE their permit. For the love of God, SHUT DOWN LINE 5!
  • Valerie Walencik
    signed via 2022-09-15 17:59:01 -0400
    Please protect our water. Stop line 5.
  • Emily Balow
    signed via 2022-09-15 10:31:15 -0400
  • Colin Bennett
    signed 2022-09-14 22:55:35 -0400
  • Jessica Reinhart
    signed 2022-09-14 17:50:01 -0400
  • Kimberly Loftus
    signed 2022-09-14 13:11:30 -0400
  • Ryan Dommerman
    signed 2022-09-14 08:03:43 -0400
  • Dean Aponte-Safe
    signed 2022-09-13 19:52:28 -0400
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    signed 2022-09-13 12:01:13 -0400
  • Jamie Fazio
    signed 2022-09-13 08:00:48 -0400
  • Andrea Rothney
    signed 2022-09-13 04:37:03 -0400
  • Pamela Goodman
    signed 2022-09-12 22:36:14 -0400
  • Nathaniel Stewart
    signed 2022-09-12 15:41:51 -0400

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