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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Christine Popowski
    signed 2024-06-12 17:33:45 -0400
  • William O'Brien
    signed 2024-06-12 15:35:27 -0400
  • Patrick Mullen
    signed 2024-06-12 14:00:48 -0400
  • Julie Berberi
    signed 2024-06-12 13:54:12 -0400
  • Stephen Roth
    signed 2024-06-12 13:30:22 -0400
    Fuck Enbrdge before they fuck us
  • Elizabeth King
    signed 2024-06-12 11:26:40 -0400
  • Connie Swinger
    signed 2024-06-12 10:25:41 -0400
  • William Ostler
    signed 2024-06-11 12:18:23 -0400
    Let’s hope he responds to our request!
  • Whitney Taylor
    signed 2024-06-10 13:49:39 -0400
    The Great Lakes are what makes Michigan so special! I grew up on Lake Michigan and on trips up north to Lake Huron and Lake Superior. The fact that we are putting this precious resource in danger for Line 5 is not okay. Who cares about oil if we don’t have fresh water?! I understand that we need a solution that meets oil needs but again and again human rights have been disregarded for the sake of oil. It’s exhausting as a citizen to watch our politicians make poor decisions about our precious resources. It breaks my heart and I fear the future these decisions will bring. DO BETTER.
  • Bill Daniell
    signed 2024-06-10 12:50:43 -0400
  • Meredith Powers
    signed 2024-06-10 11:21:15 -0400
  • Felix S
    signed 2024-06-09 14:32:28 -0400
  • Mary Murray
    signed 2024-06-09 12:16:03 -0400
  • Carolyn Gamble
    signed via 2024-06-09 10:01:07 -0400
  • Ken Kiel
    signed 2024-06-08 20:42:00 -0400
  • Susan Bowman
    signed 2024-06-08 15:27:47 -0400
  • Jack Parker
    signed via 2024-06-08 13:40:29 -0400
  • Christian Molly
    signed via 2024-06-07 18:26:34 -0400
  • Roger Cadwell
    signed via 2024-06-06 17:50:53 -0400
    Save our water.
  • Suzanne Hewitt
    signed 2024-06-06 12:27:49 -0400
    Shut down LINE 5! We must before it is too late. We must protect our clean safe drinking water in this region. PROTECT OUR GREAT LAKES!!!
  • Claire Sullivan
    signed 2024-06-06 07:06:05 -0400
  • Rachel Martin
    signed 2024-06-05 22:59:42 -0400
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  • Tracy Cole
    signed 2024-06-05 01:05:37 -0400
  • Colter Hochstetler
    signed via 2024-06-04 23:30:39 -0400
  • Billie Rouse
    signed 2024-06-04 22:02:30 -0400
    Please, please protect the environment. It is truly all we have left to leave the future. Hold strong and keep looking for ways to reclaim, recycle and reuse and not sell our precious resources just to sell them.

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