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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • William Roberts
    signed via 2022-07-11 12:07:45 -0400
  • Laura Manning
    signed via 2022-07-11 11:28:01 -0400
  • Elly Hendrixon
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  • Allison Ortquist
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    MI
  • Gerald Link
    signed via 2022-07-11 09:58:11 -0400
    An oil spill at the Straits of Mackinaw will devastate both commercial and sport fishing in Lakes Huron and Michigan at the loss of Billions of dollars to the states and provincial economies. Equally disastrous will be the petroleum-based pollution of the fresh water over 50 Million international citizens and residents rely on for bathing, cooking, drinking, and the processes of life and living. Not to mention the thousands of species of birds and other wildlife who depend on clean, clear, fresh water — the liquid required for life as we know it.
  • Laura Wilson
    signed via 2022-07-11 08:45:37 -0400
  • Mary Watts
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  • Armina Kadriovski
    signed 2022-07-11 03:06:49 -0400
  • Jade White Dove
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  • Thea Maddison
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  • Steven Kuntzman
    signed via 2022-07-10 19:17:17 -0400
  • Daniel Roller
    signed via 2022-07-10 18:34:24 -0400
    You poison one lake, we will all feel the fallout
  • Susan Somerville-Franz
    signed via 2022-07-10 18:30:55 -0400
  • Jay Kaiser
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  • Jaclyn McClain
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  • Gordon McCue
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  • Patricia Anderson
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:53:20 -0400
  • Lucille Lussenden
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:52:13 -0400
    Mr. President. Please reject Enbridge’s request to build a pipeline under our Great Lakes. Undo what RUMP did when he approved their request. Thank you. This is an urgent plea to save our fresh water lakes and the environment Regards, Lucille Lussenden
  • Kenneth Pott
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:41:51 -0400
  • Deanne Lawrence
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:41:33 -0400
  • Phillip Lamoureux
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