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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Curtis Clark
    signed 2022-08-14 12:53:49 -0400
    No oil in the Great Lakes!!
  • Janice Mendez
    signed via 2022-08-14 12:45:39 -0400
  • Katharine Ziegler
    signed 2022-08-14 12:06:33 -0400
    Please protect our precious pure water source, the Great Lakes. This natural resource is more valuable than oil, gas, or gold. All Michiganders, including people of our indigenous tribes, the native flora and fauna, fish and fowl, we all need fresh water to survive.
  • Megan Klepp
    signed 2022-08-13 23:39:21 -0400
  • brooklynn renee Plamp
    signed 2022-08-13 18:42:32 -0400
  • Ryan Kast
    signed 2022-08-13 10:39:58 -0400
  • Parker Collins
    signed 2022-08-11 10:56:14 -0400
  • Abigail Seiple
    signed 2022-08-11 09:03:45 -0400
    Michigan has already had its fair share of strife over water quality. We need to protect the Great Lakes, both for our people and for the planet.
  • Alexa Johnston
    signed 2022-08-10 12:22:29 -0400
  • Sarah Mitchell
    signed 2022-08-10 11:37:19 -0400
  • Phoebe Porter
    signed 2022-08-10 11:35:42 -0400
  • Tiffany Ng
    signed 2022-08-10 10:43:38 -0400
  • Mikaela Allen
    signed 2022-08-10 10:43:32 -0400
  • Madison Bowling
    signed 2022-08-10 10:06:53 -0400
  • Cynthia Enlow
    signed 2022-08-10 09:43:59 -0400
  • Julia Abel
    signed 2022-08-09 23:11:37 -0400
  • Brittany Lavanty
    signed 2022-08-09 18:04:57 -0400
  • Alexandra George
    signed 2022-08-09 10:56:18 -0400
  • Cynthia Mahoney
    signed via 2022-08-08 23:38:22 -0400
  • Suzannah Tobin
    signed via 2022-08-08 22:17:46 -0400
  • Elizabeth Hauptman
    signed via 2022-08-08 09:01:30 -0400
  • Nicola Philpott
    @philpott_nicola tweeted link to this page. 2022-08-08 06:31:52 -0400
    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=39426
  • Nicola Philpott
    signed 2022-08-08 06:31:38 -0400
  • Liz Peltekian
    signed 2022-08-07 23:02:41 -0400
  • Krista McIlmoil
    signed 2022-08-07 18:33:27 -0400
  • Josie Borsh
    signed 2022-08-07 13:32:20 -0400
  • Mary Vance
    signed 2022-08-07 11:43:45 -0400
  • Elizabeth Roessler
    signed 2022-08-07 11:38:49 -0400
  • Riley Candela
    signed 2022-08-06 02:56:53 -0400
  • Kevin Hollis
    signed 2022-08-05 09:50:19 -0400
    Its all about greed. Time to shut line 5 down to protect our Great Lakes, environment, fisheries, peoples well being and etc. Talk about pushing green on people, this should be at the top.

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