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Sign the Petition to ask President Biden to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline.

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline threatens the Great Lakes and surrounding states. Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Please sign the petition asking President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer’s action to decommission the Line 5 oil pipeline before it ruptures.

Dear President Biden:

We are reaching out to share with you our support for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to protect the Great Lakes by acting to decommission Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.

These 68-year-old pipelines present a clear and present danger to the Great Lakes. The twin pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac that put 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and the region’s economy at risk should never have been allowed to be there and in fact, were never subject to modern-day environmental laws and reviews.

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The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture would impact up to 700 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.

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The State of Michigan, as owner and trustee, has a legal responsibility to manage the public-owned bottomlands where Line 5 is located and protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 has spilled at least 33 times and 1.1 million gallons of oil along its length since 1968. Under the best of circumstances, only 30% of a spill in the Straits of Mackinac would be recovered. 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages are directly connected to the Great Lakes. A pipeline rupture would impact up to 700 miles of shoreline

Enbridge’s ongoing and incurable violations of its 1953 easement with the state prompted Gov. Whitmer to revoke the easement to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill. Gov. Whitmer has ordered the removal of these dangerous pipelines by May 2021, but Enbridge, a Canadian-based oil transport giant, is attempting to delay and ultimately defeat the governor’s actions.

At the heart of this dispute is the sovereign authority and title of U.S. states to protect their water resources for the benefit of their citizens under the perpetual public trust and equal footing doctrines.

Your work to make America the world’s “clean energy superpower” and protecting world-class natural and economic resources like the Great Lakes has tremendous support in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. We urge you to support Gov. Whitmer’s action on the Line 5 pipelines.


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  • Tracy Truesdell
    signed 2021-05-10 00:42:26 -0400
  • Carolyn Douglas
    signed 2021-05-10 00:31:11 -0400
  • John Dwyer
    signed 2021-05-10 00:20:01 -0400
    The Great Lakes are critical to the US and Canada.

    They must be protected.
  • Matthew Lybarger
    signed 2021-05-09 23:21:46 -0400
  • Mark Poletti
    signed 2021-05-09 22:45:46 -0400
  • Margaret G Schultz
    signed 2021-05-09 22:43:01 -0400
  • Sandra Esparza
    signed 2021-05-09 22:41:51 -0400
  • Ruth Johnson
    signed 2021-05-09 22:25:42 -0400
  • Jurate Pezze
    signed 2021-05-09 22:22:25 -0400
  • Joadie Orcasitas
    signed 2021-05-09 22:21:50 -0400
    Embridge has a extremely poor record of any maintenance and has already violated the promised repacement by 15 years.

    The only thing Embridge is interested in is dollars and not the environmental impact to the great lakes.

    With your new green energy initiative fossil fuels will be a thing of the past.
  • Glen Majewski
    signed 2021-05-09 22:15:04 -0400
  • Stanley Lew
    signed 2021-05-09 22:13:38 -0400
  • Vicki Moeller
    signed 2021-05-09 22:10:16 -0400
  • Marianne Schnabel
    signed 2021-05-09 22:05:15 -0400
  • Diane Zeitler
    signed 2021-05-09 21:51:42 -0400
    As a child born & raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I take serious interest in the threat of harming Michigan’s environment. Also, this is a great concern for all citizen’s livelihood & commerce from the U.P. area. Stop this oil threat NOW- save my homeland.
  • Teresa Anderson
    signed 2021-05-09 21:50:29 -0400
  • Scot Cordano
    signed 2021-05-09 21:39:50 -0400
  • Mary Hansen
    signed 2021-05-09 21:26:54 -0400
    Please President Biden don’t turn your back on us.. We have suffered long enough and the past four have been a nightmare for America. You have the chance to stop the destruction that these pipelines do to our land and water. We can find a better safer way . Please find that way for us and our great grandchildren. Please be the President that stands up for us and Mother Earth. Please be the one that says ENOUGH it’s time for a better way! Please shut down that line!
  • Teresa Kipp
    signed 2021-05-09 21:26:15 -0400
    The Great Lakes need to be protected. Period. Support Gov. Whitmer and her plan to PREVENT the chances of ruptured or worn out pipelines spilling millions of gallons of oil into OUR GREAT LAKES!
  • Grace Stenberg
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    signed via 2021-05-09 19:59:09 -0400

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