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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Patricia Wood
    signed 2021-06-16 17:44:06 -0400
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  • Jeffery Harris
    signed 2021-06-16 15:07:36 -0400
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    signed 2021-06-16 15:01:51 -0400
  • Esther Allman
    signed 2021-06-16 14:59:41 -0400
  • Suzy Morse
    signed 2021-06-16 14:44:07 -0400
    This is so important.
  • Linda Stevanovich
    signed 2021-06-16 14:27:21 -0400
  • Laurie Reed
    signed 2021-06-16 14:22:35 -0400
    Laurie Reed
  • Sharon Graff
    signed 2021-06-16 14:20:47 -0400
    Sharon K Graff
  • Kevin Schappert
    signed 2021-06-16 14:19:35 -0400
    This oil pipeline is a ticking time bomb set to destroy one of the most pristine areas in the United States
  • Keith Augusto
    signed 2021-06-16 14:08:31 -0400
  • Raymond Olson
    signed 2021-06-16 13:58:22 -0400
    Had enough of your designed to fail attempts to win propaganda points on the environment. For once spit in your bosses’ face and stop this pipeline’s inevitable catastrophe.
  • Linda Mariani
    signed 2021-06-16 13:33:01 -0400
  • Michael Russell
    signed 2021-06-16 13:24:29 -0400
    Note noted often enough is that there are many scrapes and gouges in the pipeline from tankers dragging their anchors. Just one break would have polluted at least two of the great lakes.
  • Chris Champion
    signed 2021-06-16 13:05:43 -0400
  • Robert Podzikowski
    signed 2021-06-16 12:59:37 -0400
  • Gail M Sunde-Clark
    signed 2021-06-16 12:46:17 -0400
    GAIL M SUNDE-CLARK
  • Joshua Seals
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  • Waabanookwe LaRock
    signed 2021-06-16 12:40:25 -0400
  • Jeanine Jeffrey
    signed 2021-06-16 12:35:01 -0400
    Oil & Water don’t mix. Look at what Enbridge Line 6B did to Talmage Creek/Kalamazoo River in 2010. Enbridge is not to be trusted.
  • Elaine Arnold
    signed 2021-06-16 12:26:31 -0400

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