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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Julie Wyrembelski
    signed via 2021-02-07 17:19:28 -0500
  • Roselyn Shemanski
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:58:50 -0500
  • Mark Kennedy
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:57:10 -0500
  • Kelle Schultz
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:55:20 -0500
  • Greg Gumina
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:54:38 -0500
    For years I’ve been. totally against having an oil pipeline put smack in the middle of the Great Lakes it’s not only bad for the environment but for our health as well.
  • John Ludy
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:47:07 -0500
    Line 5 is unnecessary and dangerous. Please support Governor Whitmer’s decision on this pipeline.
  • Linda Darga
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:34:31 -0500
    Linda Darga
  • Beverley Rannow
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:32:51 -0500
    Enbridge has proven itself to be untrustworthy and needs to be stopped.
  • Julie Farmer
    signed 2021-02-07 16:31:23 -0500
    We cannot undo a disaster. Clean water is far more precious than oil.
  • Katherine Schulte
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:22:12 -0500
  • Sylvia Brown
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:17:05 -0500
  • Johann Mitchell
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:10:29 -0500
    Johann Mitchell
  • Barbara Abbott
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:07:34 -0500
  • Amy Ryberg
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:05:52 -0500
    Amy Ryberg
  • Judy Seling
    signed via 2021-02-07 16:01:04 -0500
    Please protect our beautiful Great Lakes!
  • Steve Ridley
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:55:57 -0500
    STEVE RIDLEY
  • Tracy Artley
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:54:14 -0500
  • Ruth Habalewsky
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:49:45 -0500
  • Chris Swanson
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:47:51 -0500
  • Sandra Young
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:47:42 -0500
  • Sara Bassett
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:32:35 -0500
  • J Kronick
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:30:46 -0500
    J Kronick
  • Carl Johnson
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:27:15 -0500
  • Tami Jenkins
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:24:35 -0500
  • Darcy Bluhm
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:23:48 -0500
    Enbridge and our own EGLE are intentionally trying every underhanded way to prevent decommissioning this pipeline. The time is long past for this to happen and we need your help in ensuring the decommission finally takes place for the health of our water, animals, plants and people.
  • Robert ponte
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:16:16 -0500
  • Cynthia Stout
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:14:22 -0500
  • Dwight Sanders
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:07:29 -0500
  • Gerald Link
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:05:50 -0500
    Let’s get ’er done! Shut down Line 5!
  • Lara Kramer-Smith
    signed via 2021-02-07 15:00:31 -0500
    Lara Kramer-Smith

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