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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I strongly urge you to take the following actions regarding the ongoing dispute over Enbridge Energy’s outdated and dangerous Line 5 pipeline, which threatens our Great Lakes and climate: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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  • Henry Tensen
    signed 2024-07-21 16:39:08 -0400
    Enbridge is still using Line 5???? Unbelivable!!!! Sounds criminal! What will it take if the climate’s cries fall on deaf ears?
  • Nora Reid-LeZotte
    signed via 2024-07-21 14:02:25 -0400
  • Thomas Roepke
    signed 2024-07-21 12:55:02 -0400
    In addition to the comments above, I personally implore you to take action on this immediately and prevent Enbridge from constructing their proposed tunnel project. The evidence of environmental risks of such a project is overwhelming! I trust that the pubic comments you’re hearing will make this clear. Thank you!
  • Joanna Welch
    signed 2024-07-21 10:28:04 -0400
  • Donna Russell
    signed 2024-07-21 10:15:08 -0400
  • Stephen Whitmore
    signed 2024-07-21 09:00:41 -0400
  • Gina koral
    signed via 2024-07-20 18:07:13 -0400
  • Matthew Streff
    signed 2024-07-20 02:58:49 -0400
  • Tracy Cole
    signed 2024-07-19 23:16:12 -0400
  • Stephanie Scott
    signed 2024-07-19 22:17:27 -0400
  • Cindy Shapiro
    signed 2024-07-19 20:28:38 -0400
  • Joan Costley
    signed 2024-07-19 19:37:11 -0400
    Shut down line 5 and do not reroute it at Bad River. It could be a National disaster and catastrophic.
  • Andrea Arthur
    signed 2024-07-19 19:29:10 -0400
  • Julia Cole
    signed 2024-07-19 19:09:56 -0400
    It’s time to say no to fossil fuel infrastructure and get us on the right track!
  • Michele Berry
    signed 2024-07-19 08:47:34 -0400
  • Eric Ederer
    signed 2024-07-18 13:57:03 -0400
    As a Master’s of Public Health holder, I am deeply concerned about millions of gallons of oil pouring into the Great Lakes from a Line 5 break. The pipeline is extremely old; the proposed underwater tunnel is a never done before untested experiment— at best. A Line 5 break would devastate the water supply, ecosystem, and economy of the Great Lakes. Line 5 needs to shut down now.
  • Anna Luther
    signed 2024-07-17 22:17:34 -0400
  • jeff Spitz
    signed 2024-07-17 12:56:38 -0400
    you promised a cleaner energy future. We are investing in that future. This archaic legacy system poses a threat to me and my family’s future in the event of a leak.
  • Barry Greenhill
    signed 2024-07-16 09:26:56 -0400
  • Faith Berry
    signed 2024-07-15 19:26:22 -0400
  • Timothy Marschner
    signed 2024-07-15 18:51:13 -0400
  • ira bragg
    signed 2024-07-14 15:40:20 -0400
    1 OIl has had its time, but its over. There are still uses for it but we need to move away

    2 big oil, like any other “big” needs to be dismantled and done away with. We cannot be beholden to an energy source that only promises to hurt the earth, and thereby hurt us. Anything that IS a public good should be PUBLICLY OWNED. Being held by private corporations to do their bidding, their lobbying, only hurts the US and other countries

    3 Relying on oil, even domestic oil, still only keeps us at the mercy of the industry, and thereby the foreign oil producing countries. I would THINK in an ernest desire for the US to be free of foreign influence we would be clamouring for native renewable sources, allowing us to act more freely on the world’s stage without the concern for a string that binds us.
  • Kallie McHale
    signed 2024-07-11 15:21:24 -0400
  • Terry Vollmer
    signed via 2024-07-10 20:06:24 -0400
  • Rae Rowan
    signed 2024-07-10 18:10:28 -0400
  • Emily Verrecchia
    signed 2024-07-10 10:41:02 -0400
  • Luke McCloskey
    signed 2024-07-10 07:50:29 -0400
    Shut down Line 5, President Biden!!
  • Autumn King
    signed via 2024-07-09 15:27:09 -0400
  • Lee Whitehall
    signed 2024-07-09 15:07:17 -0400
  • Nancy Bowen
    signed 2024-07-09 13:04:32 -0400

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