TAKE ACTION

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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

SIGN THE PETITION

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 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.

...petition continues below.

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.

7,785 SIGNATURES
Help Reach the Next Goal: 7,000 signatures

Will you sign?

Continued...

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.


Showing 6557 reactions

  • CAPT David Wooten USN (Ret)
    signed 2021-01-31 19:14:41 -0500
    I think the future of our children’s clean water is more important than Canadian jobs….
  • Karen Jones
    signed via 2021-01-31 19:00:55 -0500
  • Lydia O’Connor
    signed 2021-01-31 18:53:24 -0500
  • James and Diana Wright
    signed 2021-01-31 18:42:42 -0500
  • Louise Hennessy
    signed via 2021-01-31 18:25:32 -0500
  • Edward Rellinger
    signed 2021-01-31 18:20:40 -0500
  • Kristin Reinink
    signed via 2021-01-31 18:20:38 -0500
  • Bibi Cross-Nicolosi
    signed 2021-01-31 18:11:31 -0500
  • Sean Davis
    signed via 2021-01-31 18:00:54 -0500
  • Peggy Kingsley
    signed 2021-01-31 18:00:54 -0500
  • Malcolm Hickok
    signed 2021-01-31 17:58:31 -0500
  • Peter Furman
    signed via 2021-01-31 17:56:30 -0500
  • Patricia Olson
    signed 2021-01-31 17:52:43 -0500
  • Rachel LaDrig
    signed 2021-01-31 17:39:22 -0500
    This is a disgrace.
  • David Benjamins
    signed 2021-01-31 17:36:18 -0500
  • Bonnie Wray
    signed via 2021-01-31 17:28:46 -0500
  • June Martin
    signed 2021-01-31 17:20:24 -0500
  • Phyllis Jose
    signed via 2021-01-31 17:18:35 -0500
  • David Beveridge
    signed 2021-01-31 17:15:10 -0500
  • Terry Ring
    signed 2021-01-31 17:12:47 -0500
    Terry Ring
  • Amanda Maurmann
    signed via 2021-01-31 17:07:54 -0500
  • Jean Birky
    signed 2021-01-31 17:07:24 -0500
  • Mary O'Neill
    signed via 2021-01-31 17:00:14 -0500
  • Kimberly Harding
    signed via 2021-01-31 16:51:37 -0500
  • Pam Rowland
    signed via 2021-01-31 16:43:48 -0500
  • Ellen Kerr
    signed 2021-01-31 16:42:29 -0500
  • Janet Sanders
    signed 2021-01-31 16:29:48 -0500
  • Jeff Silbert
    signed via 2021-01-31 16:28:04 -0500
  • Stephen Davis
    signed 2021-01-31 16:21:17 -0500
  • Susan Bender
    signed 2021-01-31 16:08:36 -0500

You can help now.


Add your voice to those working for a clean Great Lakes & healthier economy.

@OilWaterDntMix

Get updates