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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Nora Reid-LeZotte
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:32:55 -0400
  • Emily Haggerty
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:31:56 -0400
  • Inga Johnson
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:30:33 -0400
  • Amber Waters
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:16:45 -0400
  • Casey Wagner
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:14:06 -0400
  • Ernest Pilon
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:09:33 -0400
  • Alena Clark
    signed via 2022-07-10 10:01:51 -0400
  • Emily Jennings
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:39:56 -0400
  • Lauren Crane
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:36:49 -0400
    The Seventh Generation Principle (based on the Iroquois philosophy) should be adopted by our government and our communities. We must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. The idea of developing a participatory democracy…one where we actually understand that the health of all people depends the health of our earth…that we are all in this together, well wouldn’t that be grand? Please help us save our environment. Thank you!
  • Mary Macqueen
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:35:09 -0400
  • Jeffery Anderson
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:34:53 -0400
    THE LINE 5 PIPELINE IS A ENVOROMENTAL DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN.BUILDONG A NEW PIPELINE INSIDE A TUNNEL IS NOT A REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE CURRENT PIPELINE INDER THE STRAITS OF MACKINAW A POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION.
  • Peter Lehnert
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:05:09 -0400
  • Lisa Field
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:02:21 -0400
    Line 5 is an environmental disaster of enormous magnitude waiting to happen. Enbridge cares nothing about the environment or protecting the Great Lakes. Please do what you can, in your capacity as President, to shut down Line 5 permanently.

    Thank you President Biden.
  • Kimberly R.Diment
    signed via 2022-07-10 09:00:16 -0400
    Fresh Water is life….the choice should be clear
  • Sally Gatlin
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:51:38 -0400
  • Jack Lucker
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:39:46 -0400
    Please, help protect our Great Lakes!
  • James Hallock
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:31:48 -0400
  • Patricia Paul
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:23:03 -0400
  • Sarah Brooks-Miller
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:15:01 -0400
  • C. J. Maddison
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:09:55 -0400
  • Sara Michel
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:08:37 -0400
  • Nanette Helmbold
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:07:51 -0400
  • Carol Raitzer
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:05:52 -0400
  • Gretchen Carter
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:02:27 -0400
  • Susan Sullivan
    signed via 2022-07-10 08:01:34 -0400
    My husband and I live in the Straights area on Lake Huron. We consider ourselves privileged to be stewards of this fresh water resource. I strongly urge you to protect this area, as well as other fresh water resources, from companies like Enbridge who seem to have little regard for their responsibilities.

    If we are truly committed to weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels, this would be a huge risk to the environment to support a short term oil conveyor system.

    Thank you for your attention and please give this matter your full consideration.
  • Maria Langhorst
    signed via 2022-07-10 07:52:52 -0400
  • Carmen Moyer
    signed via 2022-07-10 07:51:41 -0400
  • Douglas Mcinnis
    signed via 2022-07-10 07:47:56 -0400
  • Beverly Champagne
    signed via 2022-07-10 07:47:55 -0400
  • Leslie Miller
    signed via 2022-07-10 07:20:36 -0400

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