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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Elsa Verderber
    signed 2024-03-01 15:18:59 -0500
    What is all the delay? Stop Enbridge now!
  • Rachel Pooley
    signed 2024-03-01 11:58:00 -0500
  • Dorene Bernard
    signed 2024-03-01 08:47:51 -0500
    Water is Sacred. We must protect the the water now and for future generations
  • Robert Bartell
    signed 2024-03-01 08:37:04 -0500
  • Jane Bodine
    signed 2024-03-01 08:23:25 -0500
  • Teana Merrill
    signed 2024-02-29 20:33:37 -0500
  • Barbara Hopkins
    signed via 2024-02-29 19:56:34 -0500
    Get the crude out of the straits!!
  • Seth Gernot
    signed via 2024-02-29 10:28:15 -0500
    Shut it down. It’s too old and too much of a risk.
  • Andrea Kepcha
    signed 2024-02-29 09:34:48 -0500
    This is the worst place for a pipeline, and threatens not only wildlife but all life! Please DO NOT allow this!
  • Sue Monet
    signed 2024-02-27 12:29:04 -0500
  • Pablo Castro
    signed via 2024-02-27 10:03:06 -0500
  • marina wagner
    signed 2024-02-27 09:53:09 -0500
    biden you are letting the lands and waters be destroyed, and giving power to mega institutions that hope to do that. this is actively harming indigenous communities and all civilians who have pipeline built unlawfully on their homelands. this is colonization perpetuated. stop it
  • Beverly Stevenson
    signed 2024-02-26 23:10:18 -0500
    Safeguarding the planet, the people and generations to come is the number one priority. And it’s important that all of us stand firm and commit to tackling this issue now.
  • Loretta Morrell
    signed 2024-02-26 17:47:33 -0500
    The great lakes are far too important to the future health of the citizens of t he United States to cause a serious threat like oil leak contamination, please reconsider the addition of yet another threat to our fresh water.
  • Laura Martin
    signed 2024-02-26 16:24:49 -0500
  • Nancy Popham
    signed 2024-02-25 13:09:34 -0500
  • Lisa Pagola Rivers
    signed 2024-02-25 08:10:51 -0500
  • Amelia Fernández Rodríguez
    signed 2024-02-24 22:49:10 -0500
  • Nora Coyle
    signed 2024-02-23 19:17:29 -0500
  • Liz Kirkwood
    signed 2024-02-23 14:46:04 -0500
  • Ron Prosek
    signed 2024-02-23 09:38:05 -0500
    I live 5 miles. From Lake Erie shore. All of us in the Great Lakes region need to take action!
  • Amy Packard
    signed 2024-02-23 09:02:39 -0500
  • Doug Cornell
    signed 2024-02-22 19:47:34 -0500
    Please, git-er done President Biden.
  • Mauricio Jimenez
    signed 2024-02-22 16:50:56 -0500
  • Siddharth Mehrotra
    signed 2024-02-22 15:05:22 -0500
  • Piiminaak Bartlett
    signed via 2024-02-22 14:27:02 -0500
  • Donna Feys
    signed 2024-02-21 11:38:27 -0500
    Enough pollution
  • Kelly McCabe
    signed 2024-02-21 11:16:10 -0500
  • Gary P Phillips
    signed 2024-02-21 10:24:37 -0500
  • Lynnette Schwartzhoff
    signed 2024-02-21 00:00:40 -0500

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