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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Patrice Dixon
    signed via 2022-02-15 23:39:23 -0500
    Please put Line 5 to rest!!
  • Sarah Randa
    signed 2022-02-15 22:25:48 -0500
  • Lindsey Podolski
    signed via 2022-02-15 21:05:46 -0500
  • Sherry Jackson
    signed 2022-02-15 19:52:08 -0500
  • Cathy Richmond
    signed 2022-02-15 18:44:02 -0500
  • Christina Machinski
    signed via 2022-02-15 18:38:44 -0500
  • Michael Snyder
    signed 2022-02-15 18:31:38 -0500
    MUST DO SOMETHING NOW on Shutting Line 5 down. Endbridge and Canada does not care about the Danger that is Looming. My Voice SHOULD MATTER, I CARE about our Environment. Our Government must STEP UP NOW AND END THIS DANGER!!!!! PLEASE listen to my PLEA to help preserve our Drinking Water!!!!
  • Joshua
    signed 2022-02-15 18:04:36 -0500
  • Nancy Duryea
    signed 2022-02-15 18:01:28 -0500
    I lived in MI much of my life and own a cottage on Douglas Lake. Please protect the treasured waters of the Great Lakes. We know what inevitably happens when oil pipelines or drilling rigs or tanker ships cross oceans. Same for the lakes except they are not as large and not able to tolerate the degree of injury of the oceans. Do not allow this pipeline to be built and consider removing all threats to the lakes.
  • Marnee Rutledge-Wolf
    signed 2022-02-15 13:28:17 -0500
  • Pat Ahrens
    signed 2022-02-15 13:27:43 -0500
  • Lacey Marshall
    signed 2022-02-15 13:00:56 -0500
  • Karen Turnbull
    signed 2022-02-15 11:50:40 -0500
    The water of the Great Lakes Basin is sacred. The water at the Straits of Mackinac is sacred. This pipeline is an atrocity that must STOP now. It is all part of the plan to reduce fossil fuel energy that is literally choking the earth – and long term will make the Earth uninhabitable for the human race.

    Please DO YOUR PART to stop Canada’s shortcut for transporting their fuel. Michigan can flex and find what we need in other directions. Support our Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel in this fight. Thank you.
  • Garry Miller
    signed 2022-02-15 11:39:32 -0500
    Fresh water not salt water

    People backing ENBRIDGE have no idea if this leaks again.
  • Tim Janssen
    signed 2022-02-15 11:39:12 -0500
  • Jack Jermain
    signed 2022-02-15 02:47:58 -0500
    Pax cultura Mni wiconi Aum Mani Padme Hung
  • Theresa Phillips
    signed via 2022-02-14 23:19:05 -0500
  • Lela Warren
    signed 2022-02-14 22:09:56 -0500
    This angers me to the point of being willing to do anything to help support bringing attention to this matter.
  • Margo Polley
    signed via 2022-02-14 21:24:37 -0500
  • Jamie Davis
    signed via 2022-02-14 20:18:19 -0500
  • Ruth Bentkowski
    signed 2022-02-14 19:39:46 -0500
    This pipeline could leak or even worse be breached or struck and damaged. Please keep our northern states and the Great Lakes safe. No line 5.
  • Tammy Ranay
    signed 2022-02-14 18:49:54 -0500
  • Samantha MacFarland
    signed 2022-02-14 18:33:44 -0500
    The Great Lakes are the most cherished piece of Michigan for us residents. We would be emotionally devastated to loose them to an oil spill. Please, take action against this pipeline before it’s too late.
  • Clayton Gorno
    signed via 2022-02-14 18:04:19 -0500
  • Fariba Kayyod
    signed via 2022-02-14 17:55:16 -0500
    Revoke the Line 5 easement and shut down the pipeline.
  • Melissa Bizoukas
    signed via 2022-02-14 12:57:23 -0500
  • Karen Garvey
    signed 2022-02-14 11:36:43 -0500
  • Megan Bizoukas
    signed via 2022-02-14 10:32:02 -0500
  • Mayme Strandberg
    signed 2022-02-14 09:32:12 -0500
  • Niharika Thota
    signed via 2022-02-14 09:28:06 -0500

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