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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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 could impact up to 400 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 could impact up to 400 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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  • Pamela Kielbowicz
    signed 2021-05-18 16:06:15 -0400
  • Shahla Werner
    @shahlawerner tweeted link to this page. 2021-05-18 16:06:08 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. #shutdownline5 Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=84129
  • Shahla Werner
    signed 2021-05-18 16:05:55 -0400
  • Susan Fiore
    signed 2021-05-18 16:05:42 -0400
  • William Holliday
    signed 2021-05-18 16:04:43 -0400
    Move forward, to true renewables like solar, and wind, not fossil fuels, not wood chips, not clean coal. I was a chemistry major before working in oil and gas. There’s no such thing as clean coal since it is over 90% pure carbon.

    Geothermal is usually ok as renewable and employs oil field technology but for hot water not fossil fuels.


    William Holliday
  • Judy Shively
    signed 2021-05-18 16:04:31 -0400
  • Kathy Casiello
    signed via 2021-05-18 16:00:02 -0400
  • Tina Klamert
    signed 2021-05-18 15:56:52 -0400
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  • Christine Cliburn
    signed via 2021-05-18 15:49:09 -0400
  • Sister Ruth Kettman
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    Save the environment! Sister Ruth Kettman
  • Claudia Kuzniak
    signed via 2021-05-18 15:44:15 -0400
  • Anna Fisher
    signed 2021-05-18 15:42:12 -0400
    WHY DOES ENBRIDGE GET TO SAY “F**K YOU” to the majority of Michiganders who say NO to this pipeline, who want to protect our Great Lakes and transition to clean energy? We STILL say NO, and have been for years!!
  • Lance Vilter
    signed 2021-05-18 15:39:26 -0400
  • Sharon Baker
    signed 2021-05-18 15:37:34 -0400
    When all the trees and animals are dead and all the air, land and water are polluted you will then realize you and your progeny can’t eat money….
  • Graciela Huth
    signed 2021-05-18 15:34:28 -0400
  • Anna Fisher
    @anna_irjuk tweeted link to this page. 2021-05-18 15:33:33 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. #shutdownline5 Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=27289
  • Nick Conkle
    signed 2021-05-18 15:27:00 -0400
  • Monica Mathis
    signed 2021-05-18 15:22:13 -0400
  • Reva Misch
    signed 2021-05-18 15:15:23 -0400
    Please protect the Great Lakes. Thank you.
  • Michelle Wilson
    @Michell34284453 tweeted link to this page. 2021-05-18 15:14:47 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION: Help apply the pressure of @JoeBiden and his administration to protect the #GreatLakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline. #shutdownline5 Sign here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/president_biden_support_the_line_5_shutdown?recruiter_id=94352
  • Michelle Wilson
    signed 2021-05-18 15:14:30 -0400
    Michelle Wilson
  • Sarah Dearing
    signed 2021-05-18 15:13:50 -0400
    Sarah Dearing
  • Michael Baird
    signed 2021-05-18 15:13:47 -0400
    Everyday that Line 5 remains in operation the Straits of Mackinac are at risk. Line 5 is far beyond it’s designed service life. The materials used to build Line 5 are well past their designed and engineered life. Line 5 has already spilled over one million gallons of oil onto Michigan soil and into Michigan water. Line 5 needs to be shut down!

    Enbridge has proven time after time they are willing to break the rules and lie for profits and that they do not care about the Great Lakes.
  • Charles Favorite
    signed 2021-05-18 15:12:25 -0400
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  • Al and Michelle LaBrecque
    signed 2021-05-18 15:11:42 -0400
    Shut down Canadian pipeline 5 carrying Canadian dirty carcinogenic shale oil from Canada thru MI U.P., across environmentally sensitive Straits of Mackinac, thru the L.P. to Sarnia, Canada. We take the risk, Canadian Enbridge takes the profit at our expense. Shame on a foreign company airing misleading ads denigrating OUR State government leadership on U.S. TV. Remember the catastrophic Enbridge oil spill 1.1 million gallons in the Kalamazoo River! 100% support for “Iron Lady” Gov. Whitmer!
  • Joanne Miller
    signed 2021-05-18 15:10:50 -0400

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