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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Joseph Katich
    signed via 2022-02-28 23:28:13 -0500
    Prevent possibility of oil spill in Great Lakes. Use proven less expensive overland reroute through Canada.
  • Allison Boatwright
    signed 2022-02-28 18:23:53 -0500
    Our lakes are a sacred and valuable resource. We cannot allow our largest source of fresh water to be compromised. Water is more valuable than gold, diamonds, jade, and oil. You can’t drink oil, save the water.
  • Christine Tran
    signed via 2022-02-28 18:11:32 -0500
    Line 5 is going to spill and endanger 20% of the world’s fresh water— we need to protect it and not continue with projects like Line 5. We can do better for our future.
  • Andrea Studders
    signed 2022-02-28 17:40:44 -0500
  • Andrew Fisher
    signed 2022-02-28 16:03:55 -0500
    This pipeline will contaminate the largest source of fresh water in the world!!
  • Nawal Tamimi
    signed 2022-02-28 15:10:52 -0500
  • Robert Wohlberg
    signed 2022-02-28 14:28:56 -0500
  • Jennifer Ho
    signed via 2022-02-28 13:34:38 -0500
  • Robin Dax
    signed 2022-02-28 11:59:15 -0500
  • nissa ahmed
    signed 2022-02-28 11:50:49 -0500
  • Isis Hernandez
    signed 2022-02-28 11:47:09 -0500
  • kali bach
    signed 2022-02-28 11:43:58 -0500
  • Marya Bradley
    signed 2022-02-28 11:35:47 -0500
    I spent 3 hours at a DNR hearing held by the DNR of Wisconsin earlier this month to decide whether this rogue and foreign company could reroute a portion of this pipeline in Wisconsin so the company could continue to profit of its already notoriously unreliable and polluting pipeline and guarantee decades more of profit by perpetuating the use of fossil fuels and the all the catastrophic damage that will ensue. I call on you to intervene and deny any permission to Enbridge’s line 5 pipeline and to decommission this dinasaur of a pipeline (from 1953) in order to protect our nation’s greatest sources of fresh water, indigenous communities, human life, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestering forests, endangered species and ultimately our planet from this predatory company and its utter disregard for life.
  • Melenn Herve
    signed 2022-02-28 11:35:41 -0500
  • Christine Sammel
    signed 2022-02-28 11:13:00 -0500
    President Biden, please shut down Line 5, the illegal oil pipeline that threatens the Great Lakes. It doesn’t even serve citizens of the U.S. – it just takes oil from Canada to Canada. Its owner, Enbridge, revealed their disdain for U.S citizens with the Kalamazoo River oil spill. Now they want to continue risking our water and beaches for their profit only.

    No pipeline, and no replacement tunnel either.

    Please help.
  • Kathy Van Dame
    signed 2022-02-28 11:12:14 -0500
  • Denny Tapley k
    signed 2022-02-28 11:08:51 -0500
    I, Dennis Tapley, promise to tell the truth a out the first person, agency or corporation to put a drop of “accidental oil in our lakes.
  • Elise Smith
    signed 2022-02-28 11:03:21 -0500
  • Alexandra Polishchuk
    signed 2022-02-28 11:02:23 -0500
  • Sierra Dugan
    signed 2022-02-28 11:02:02 -0500
  • Brendan Mortensen-Seguin
    signed 2022-02-28 11:02:02 -0500
  • Susan Rock
    signed via 2022-02-28 10:51:53 -0500
  • Robin Weller
    signed via 2022-02-28 10:44:56 -0500
  • Carol Kelly
    signed 2022-02-28 10:38:06 -0500
    The idea of running an oil pipeline under a large body of water definitely is the definition of malarkey. There’s a reason these are called the Great Lakes. Have some respect and reject this project and all other projects that risk the well being of the environment. Don’t be an empty shirt. Be a Great President and protect The Great Lakes.
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    @marysanderrs tweeted link to this page. 2022-02-28 09:52:17 -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=104690
  • Mary Sanders
    signed 2022-02-28 09:52:01 -0500
    capitalism sucks eggs
  • Hannah Lee
    @MrsPevot tweeted link to this page. 2022-02-28 09:44:17 -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=97616
  • Julie DeVoe
    signed via 2022-02-28 09:39:16 -0500
  • Bonnie Hammond
    signed 2022-02-28 08:49:52 -0500
  • Nadina Ferguson
    signed 2022-02-28 08:40:38 -0500

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