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 Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s governor to protect us from an outdated and dangerous oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.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

...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.

9,202 SIGNATURES
Help Reach the Next Goal: 10,000 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 7745 reactions

  • Terry Austin
    signed via 2021-02-07 11:05:58 -0500
    Terry Austin
  • Autumn Baker
    signed via 2021-02-07 11:05:27 -0500
  • Julie Coleman
    signed via 2021-02-07 11:04:47 -0500
  • Jason Larke
    signed via 2021-02-07 11:02:48 -0500
  • Richard LaBudie
    signed via 2021-02-07 11:02:22 -0500
    Richard LaBudie
  • Merry Ossenheimer
    signed via 2021-02-07 11:01:37 -0500
  • Cecelia Askegard
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:59:27 -0500
  • James Deighton
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:58:30 -0500
  • Jill Henke
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:55:58 -0500
    Jill B Henke
  • Mary Chudej
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:55:35 -0500
    Mary M Chudej
  • Joseph Suarez
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:55:08 -0500
  • Lee Winslow
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:54:31 -0500
    Enbridge does not have a good enough accident record to allow them to keep this pipeline open in the Great Lakes.
  • Ryan Dybdahl
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:53:56 -0500
    This has gone on long enough! The risk is too great and the need is marginal and profit based.
  • Caleb Slater
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:51:48 -0500
  • Kathryn Sensat
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:46:21 -0500
  • Eric Gulson
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:45:16 -0500
  • Daniel Magennis
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:44:23 -0500
  • Curtis Brock
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:42:47 -0500
  • Juhi Parekh
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:42:11 -0500
    Juhi D Parekh
  • Mr and Mrs Schmidt
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:41:52 -0500
    This pipeline has been controversial for years since we have already had serious leaks and Enbridge has proved time and time again it has not operated in good faith to safely have a pipeline under the Straits of Mackinaw!
  • Karen Mason
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:40:31 -0500
  • Judith Brock
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:40:09 -0500
    Line 5 needs to be shutdown ASAP. The future of the Great Lakes waters depends on it!

    Now.
  • Priscilla Alberts
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:39:39 -0500
  • Jennifer Holtz
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:36:18 -0500
  • Anna Fishman
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:35:33 -0500
    Please protect all our native plants and animals by removing this pipeline before these organisms go extinct or get greatly reduced due to this pipeline breaking.
  • Kim Pope
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:34:03 -0500
  • Elizabeth Eustis-Turf
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:32:45 -0500
  • Linda Neely
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:32:29 -0500
    Linda Neely
  • Bernadine Hernden
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:32:19 -0500
  • Pj Anderson
    signed via 2021-02-07 10:31:43 -0500

You can help now.


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

@OilWaterDntMix

Get updates