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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Frank Hruby
    signed via 2022-02-16 20:17:58 -0500
  • virginia liebowitz
    signed via 2022-02-16 20:13:31 -0500
  • Martha Bishop
    signed via 2022-02-16 20:05:40 -0500
  • Christy Folk
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  • B. Bando
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  • Barbara Steinberg
    signed via 2022-02-16 19:21:58 -0500
  • Linda Milford
    signed via 2022-02-16 19:12:14 -0500
  • Gwen Alexander
    signed via 2022-02-16 19:11:43 -0500
    Please stop this crude oil pipeline, protect Michigan and the Great Lakes, and get the truth in front of all people – this oil does not benefit Michigan citizens at all. Thank you.
  • Lisa Fitzpatrick
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:53:34 -0500
    I live by the shores of Gitche Gumee, by the shining big-sea waters… beautiful, fresh-water Lake Superior. We need to treasure this natural wonder, not ruin it with oil spills. Love water, not oil. Stop Line 5, stop Line 3.
  • Anna MacKenzie
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:53:11 -0500
  • Joan Murray
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:50:58 -0500
  • Eleanor Joyce
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:50:20 -0500
  • Mary Morgan
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:18:53 -0500
  • Jeffrey Perrone
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:12:12 -0500
  • Bernadette Osborn
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:09:58 -0500
  • Lewis Okun
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:07:26 -0500
  • Anne Dolivo
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:07:26 -0500
  • Gail Kharidia
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:06:47 -0500
  • Lynn Saxton
    signed via 2022-02-16 18:05:02 -0500
  • Amir Baum
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:57:23 -0500
    If we ever want to be successful in reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the future if our human species then you need to reject this terrible project that does nothing to move us away from fossil fuels because it’s time to do that is now because clean energy is the future and not fossil fuels!
  • Laura Gardner
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:55:11 -0500
  • Susan Holcombe
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  • Jennifer Giddy
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  • Lisa Schlecht
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:43:27 -0500
  • Judith Stellmacher
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:41:55 -0500
    Please protect our Great Lakes and shut down Line 9 easement and the pipeline! We need a clean energy economy.
  • Margaux Tuck
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:41:38 -0500
  • Killep Russell
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  • Jack Roberts
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  • Jason Green
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:38:47 -0500
  • Paul Kazyak
    signed via 2022-02-16 17:35:51 -0500

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