Help apply the pressure of the Biden administration to the fight to protect the Great Lakes and climate from the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline.

Enbridge’s oil pipelines in the Great Lakes directly threaten Michigan. Enbridge is now trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from a catastrophic oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac.

Enbridge’s latest move is to claim Canada has authority over oil pipelines in Michigan. Canadian officials are trying to enlist President Biden’s help.


Please sign the petition to President Biden to support Gov. Whitmer’s action to decommission Enbridge’s twin Line 5 oil pipelines in the Straits.

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 67-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.

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.

Help Reach the Next Goal: 6,000 signatures

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  • Christina Hanger
    signed 2021-01-24 08:12:36 -0500
  • Gayla Endahl
    signed 2021-01-24 08:12:12 -0500
  • Joseph H Cox
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  • Zachary Djordjevski
    signed 2021-01-24 08:10:34 -0500
  • Sandra Bouma
    signed 2021-01-24 08:10:23 -0500
  • Alexandra Miller
    signed 2021-01-24 08:10:16 -0500
  • James Grant
    signed 2021-01-24 08:10:08 -0500
  • Abbie Brooks
    signed 2021-01-24 08:09:28 -0500
  • Scott Ratell
    signed 2021-01-24 08:09:14 -0500
    We need to protect our Great Lakes – no pipeline should run through any part of these irreplaceable and magnificent gifts.
  • Alan Becke
    signed 2021-01-24 08:08:42 -0500
  • Mary Armstrong
    signed 2021-01-24 08:08:27 -0500
  • Tom Harrington
    signed 2021-01-24 08:08:27 -0500
  • Janine Barringer
    signed 2021-01-24 08:07:42 -0500
    Our Great Lakes are too valuable to risk any potential harm from this awful pipeline! It’s so sad that Enbridge’s greed could ruin such an important natural resource. Sadly, the lakes have been inundated with harmful invasive species.
  • Jerry Belter
    signed 2021-01-24 08:07:17 -0500
  • Linda Dunigan
    signed 2021-01-24 08:06:09 -0500
  • Elizabeth Vasiu
    signed 2021-01-24 08:06:04 -0500
    We need to protect the beautiful natural surroundings we enjoy! Please sign this petition to assist in keeping our lakes clean!
  • Graham Pett
    signed 2021-01-24 08:05:46 -0500
  • Rick Seefelt
    signed 2021-01-24 08:03:49 -0500
  • Kelly Munro
    signed 2021-01-24 08:03:18 -0500
  • Amber VanderMolen-Harraman
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  • Lynn Fisher
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  • Deborah Sherrod
    signed 2021-01-24 08:01:40 -0500
  • Roger Corpolongo
    signed 2021-01-24 08:01:34 -0500
  • Kenneth Phillips
    signed 2021-01-24 08:01:14 -0500
    Fossil fuels have gone the way of the dinosaur, please pursue clean energy.

    Ken Phillips
  • Jeff Killian
    signed 2021-01-24 08:00:48 -0500
  • Barbara Jones
    signed via 2021-01-24 07:58:55 -0500
  • Richard Whisler
    signed 2021-01-24 07:58:25 -0500
    Richard Whisler Oil and Water don’t Mix!

    Please Save the Great Lakes!
  • Jan Price
    signed 2021-01-24 07:58:20 -0500
  • Mary Schmidt
    signed 2021-01-24 07:58:13 -0500
    We can live without a lot of things, access to affordable, clean, safe water is not one of them. This pipeline puts our health, our economies, and our quality of life at risk. Please help.

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