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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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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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  • Dorothy Krueger
    signed via 2021-02-07 14:25:14 -0500
  • Diane Anderson
    signed via 2021-02-07 14:03:30 -0500
    We are guardians of the Great Lakes – not the owners of the water. There is no place for a pipeline at this important junction of the Great Lakes.
  • Sarah Walters
    signed via 2021-02-07 14:00:06 -0500
  • William Roach
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:58:24 -0500
  • Arnold Abrahamson
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:54:47 -0500
    We do not want to wait till we have that catastrophic oil spill that is home to 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. We need to protect all of our water resources including where the pipeline is running below the Native Americans water supply out west. One other thing we need to know what chemicals the fracking industry is putting into our ground so the oil industry can destroy our water then ship it around the world. This is crazy. Thanks
  • Carlene Colvin-Garcia
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:53:05 -0500
  • Dawn Bartok
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:51:04 -0500
  • Alison Lake
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:37:03 -0500
    Alison Lake
  • ConstanceL Witzel
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:33:08 -0500
  • Jennifer Schlicht
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:26:42 -0500
    We can’t risk the Great Lakes any longer for Canadian fossil fuel profit. Our collective future on both sides of the border depends on protecting our most precious resource.
  • Judith and Daniel Dickinson
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:21:51 -0500
    Line 5 presents a clear and present danger to the Great Lakes. Millions of people depend on these lakes for drinking and recreational activities not to mention 1.5 million jobs directly related to the Great Lakes.
  • Marijo Grogan
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:20:47 -0500
    The health and welfare of our Great Lakes is severely jeopardized by the presence of old oil/gas pipelines. The Great Lakes are the heart of our Midwest eco-system upon which the lives of many depend including plants, animals and humans. Please do everything possible to shut down Line 5. Marijo Grogan
  • Amy Jordan
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:20:03 -0500
  • Robert Tomasaitis
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:19:38 -0500
  • Cathy Muha
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:19:02 -0500
    Stop endangering our precious Great Lakes! Take it out and don’t put a tunnel in.
  • Wendy Thompson
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:18:01 -0500
  • Catherine Hasse
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:17:04 -0500
  • Linda Prostko
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:15:57 -0500
  • Amanda Gale
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  • Natalie Hockamier
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:13:00 -0500
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  • David Gilbert
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:12:34 -0500
    David Gilbert
  • Philip Loud
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:10:56 -0500
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  • Beth Cole
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:10:35 -0500
  • Denise Davio
    signed 2021-02-07 13:10:28 -0500
  • Steven Perry
    signed 2021-02-07 13:07:44 -0500
  • Lee Engstrom
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:06:19 -0500
  • John P Davis
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:03:09 -0500
  • Julie May
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:02:00 -0500
  • Charlotte Croson
    signed 2021-02-07 13:01:05 -0500
    Water is a human right. We must protect clean water.
  • Jacqueline Tessman
    signed via 2021-02-07 13:00:29 -0500

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